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

5 BLACKSWELL LANELB47366

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/09/2000
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Burgh
Hamilton
NGR
NS 72682 55391
Coordinates
272682, 655391

Description

Mid to late 18th century; later additions and alterations. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay, rectangular-plan traditional estate house. Principal elevation harled with polished dressings; sandstone rubble to remainder. Long and short quoins; raised margins.

(PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; flat-roofed corniced timber porch advanced to centre bay of ground floor; panelled timber door with letterbox fanlight, window to 1st floor above; regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors of flanking bays to right and left; dormer windows to left and right of attic floor, with catslide roofs.

ELEVATION: gabled.

ELEVATION: symmetrical; bowed turnpike stair tower advanced to centre bay, breaking eaves with half-conical roof, window to centre, remainder not seen 2000; regular fenestration to ground and 1st floors of flanking bays to left and right.

ELEVATION: gabled; single storey outbuilding addition adjoining to ground floor, boarded timber openings to right return, slate roof with lead ridge; infilled opening to right of 1st floor above.

4-pane, 12-pane and 18-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with lead ridge. Stone skews with moulded skewputts. Cement-faced coped gablehead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: boarded timber entrance porch; panelled timber inner door with round-arched glazed upper panes and letterbox fanlight. Skirting boards, cornices, door and window architraves and panelled timber doors survive. Timber turnpike stair.

Statement of Special Interest

5 Blackswell Lane (which is shown as a manse to Blackswell United Presbyterian Church on the 1st Edition OS Map) was developed as an estate house for the Duke of Hamilton (known as the Factor's House). It is contemporary with the later phases of building of the former Hamilton Palace (now demolished). 5 Blackswell Lane appears to be one of the few survivals

References

Bibliography

J Sinclair, THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, (1792), Vol 2, p180; J Wood, PLAN OF THE TOWN OF HAMILTON, 1819; THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND, (1845), Vol 6, p283; 1st (1858) and 2nd (1897) EDITION OS MAPS; Information courtesy of South Lanarkshire Council.

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.

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