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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NM 60625 60888
160625, 760888


Sydney Mitchell, 1898.

Tall, asymmetrical Scottish Baronial mansion of varying

heights running east-west on south facing sloping site.

At west, 5-storey and attic tower, flanked at east by

2-storey and attic 3-bay block which in turn is linked by

low service wing to further square tower (Turret House)

to east. All red bullfaced rubble with tooled or polished

ashlar dressings. Principal entrance in projecting square

porch with segmental headed doorway in near centre of

irregular, gabled north elevation, with single storey

service wing extended to east, linking with Turret House.

South elevation: raised ground floor opens to balustraded

terrace with curved flight stairs descending to garden and

further terraces. Transomed and mullioned tripartites

under relieving arches in ground floor. Circular drum tower

rises full height at SW angle with (raised) ground floor,

1st and 2nd floor bipartites linked vertically by decorative

architraves with Jacobean detailing, and with deep panelled

aprons with strapwork, carved roses and thistles between,

topped by shaped pediment above 2nd floor window. Angle drum

tower rises into 3rd storey as octagon with engaged Jacobean

column detailing at angles. Deep corbelled and crenellated

wallhead with cannon water spouts. Canted fenestrated SE

angle abutting another drum tower rising to corbelled square

caphouse with crowsteps and end stacks. Various segmentally

pedimented dormers north and south with finials.

Turret House; roughly square, 2-storey tower house linked

to main building; exaggerated corbelled and crenellated

wallhead, angle square and rounded bartizans and stair

turret projecting at NW, rising single stage above wallhead

with corbelled circular parapet broken by 4 square mock

turrets encircling centre conical stone roof. Centre canted

oriel in south front with steeply pitched polished ashlar

facetted roof terminating with carved thistle finial.

Varied glazing pattern throughout, mainly multi-pane but

some 2-pane sashes. Corniced stacks; crowsteps; slate roofs.

Extensive terracing in front of mansion with crenellated

coping to battered rubble retaining walls.

Interior; ribbed panelling to stairwell leading to principal

floor with public rooms; carved family crest above entrance

door from porch. Pedimented door cases; panelled doors;

original marble chimney pieces. Circular staircase leads

from stairhall under paired round-headed arches with twin

facetted columns with stiff leaf capitals.

Stables; single storey and attic, H-plan, with shallow south

facing court between outer gabled wings which are linked by

covered passage with centre gabletted dormer. All bullfaced

rubble, tooled ashlar dressings, some timber detailing to

dormers. Tripartite in south face of east gable; corniced

ridge stacks; crowsteps; slate roofs; ridge ventilator to

former stable wing.

Large modern entrance slapped in south face of west gable,

leading to former stables, now with loft ceiling and all

fittings removed.

Walled garden; large grey brick walled garden with tooled

ashlar copes; entrances at NE and SE, each with tooled

ashlar gate piers with ball finials and ornate cast- and

wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

On site of earlier house. Glenborrodale Castle built for

Mr Charles Duneill Rudd.



National Monuments Record of Scotland SRO GD 1/646.

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