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Latitude: 55.7429 / 55°44'34"N
Longitude: -4.5742 / 4°34'26"W
OS Eastings: 238504
OS Northings: 652945
OS Grid: NS385529
Mapcode National: GBR 3C.CC6Q
Mapcode Global: WH3PH.QX19
Entry Name: Hessilhead
Listing Date: 2 December 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331350
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB906
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Dalry and West Kilbride
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Early 19th century. Row of single storey cottages, 8 bays, now in single ownership, with adjoining byre and barn in linear formation to road. Alternating timber boarded doors and windows; window at outer L reduced in size; 1 small window at R end of range. Limewashed rubble with some painted margins.
W (REAR) ELEVATION: later extensions and lean-tos.
UPVC glazing replacing timber sash and case windows (4-pane over 6-pane). Grey slates laid in diminishing courses; stone ridge to cottages; stone skews to L gable; 2 ridge stacks, circular clay cans.
INTERIOR: not seen (2003).
is a good example of the type of vernacular building constructed for farm workers, painted in the locally traditional colours of cream and red. From map evidence it is clear a later horse-engine house once stood to the rear of the range. Hessilhead is a fairly remote, small settlement of which this is probably the best surviving building. Marked as Hessilhead Town on the current maps, the clachan consists of some small cottages, a former saw mill (now ruinous, 2003) and a building used as a school in the 19th century (converted into a dwelling 2003), all next to the Dusk Water. The ruins of Hessilhead Castle lie to the north east. 'Hazelhead' castle is marked on Andrew Armstrong's map of 1775.
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