Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
West Dunbartonshire
Planning Authority
West Dunbartonshire
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NS 45474 87748
245474, 687748


Mid 19th century house, substantially altered early 20th century; dated 1901. 2-storey, asymmetrical, rectangular-plan, Arts and Crafts villa. Painted render with red sandstone ashlar margins and dressings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: rectangular, hall-like plan with 3-bay block comprising entrance tower and gable advanced at centre. TOWER: 3-stage round tower with bell-cast roof. Entrance with roll-moulded surround, broken segmental pediment, flanked by diminutive pyramidal finials;, studded and hinged door; narrow window to left. Broad casement window above; small windows symmetrically disposed directly under eaves; bell-cast lead roof.

Square crenellated bay in re-entrant angle with tower and outer gable to left; broad window at ground, narrower window at 1st floor. Broad gabled bay to left, windows symmetrically disposed at ground, 1st floor to left. Blank bay to outer left. Full-height hall window to outer right, 9 leaded panes with sandstone transomed and mullioned windows;

6 leaded pane to right return, gable with apex stack. Gabled block clasping corner recessed to right.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical M-gable; gable of main block with battered wallhead stack recessed to outer right. Gable advanced to outer right; tripartite window symmetrically disposed at ground and 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrical, crowstepped gable tripartite window; single storey lean-to scullery.

12-pane timber sash and case windows; grey slate roof, lead flashings. Coped apex stacks, red terracotta circular cans.

GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: narrow cast-iron piers with coned caps; paddock fencing railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Kilmaronock House was formerly known as Mains House. The house is shown on the 1st and 2nd edition maps. Kilmaronock Castle is located directly opposite the house and is listed separately.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992) p50. OS 1st and 2nd edition map 1864, 1914.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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