Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
NS 81154 39329
281154, 639329


19th century large castellated gothic mansion with towers,

turrets and crenellated parapets, 2/3 storeys over basement,

now (1989) a hospital. Several building phases, beginning

with a north-facing Georgian villa (built late 18th/early

19th century) originally free-standing, now part of rear

wing; additions in at least 2 phases, viz 1858 and 1890, the

last by James Thomson of Glasgow. VILLA has 2 storeys over

basement, 3-bay front with advanced centre, originally

classical it has been gothicised, though the modillion eaves

cornice survives on 3 sides; the angled pilaster bases

surviving either side of the door suggest that there was

originally a semi-circular porch; original stair at rear

partly projects from wall. Rubble and ashlar 1858 ADDITION

extends southwards from east wall of villa before returning

west, south front with port-cochere against tower that south

range deepened in plan perhaps c. 1890; centre spine wall

retains original exterior windows; east (garden) front has asymmetrically advanced ends, near centre stair window. Large

1890 WING at west extends southwards; it has cusped-headed

gothic windows at ground (most other openings hood-moulded

and square-headed, many also mullioned) and also has a

full-length spine wall, a long gallery at west. Built of

stugged yellow coursers, polished dressings; plate glass sash

windows; roofs concealed, but mostly slated and leaded.

Interiors are handsome, also gothic; extensive cornice

plasterwork, many ribbed ceilings; 2 main stairs, one with

cast-iron balustrade, the other (at axis with 1890 wing) has

balustrade encased by timber sheeting; leaded glass

(heraldic) window in stair hall below; chimney pieces; many

original lavatory/bathroom fittings. Gated rear courtyard. In

forecourt, 2 massive stone balls which lie within the


Statement of Special Interest

Formerly owned by the Mackirdy family.



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