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Latitude: 55.963 / 55°57'46"N
Longitude: -4.6455 / 4°38'43"W
OS Eastings: 234966
OS Northings: 677605
OS Grid: NS349776
Mapcode National: GBR 0J.X6CP
Mapcode Global: WH2MC.MD20
Entry Name: Cardross, Auchinfroe with Stables,gatepiers and Railings
Listing Date: 14 May 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331641
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1156
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Helensburgh and Lomond South
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan Classical villa with U-plan stable range attached to NW (dated 1814). Harled and painted with ashlar margins and dressings. Base course; eaves cornice and blocking course (on which eaves sit with moulded guttering); quoin strips.
S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays, entrance bay advanced, chamfered corners; later columned and pedimented shallow porch; modern door, fanlight with border glazing; windows at ground and 1st floor of returns. Symmetrical flanking bays.
E ELEVATION: 4-bays near-symmetrically disposed, modern conservatory advanced at penultimate left.
W ELEVATION: 4 bays near-symmetrically disposed; windows to outer left smaller; square slate-hung dormer at centre.
12-pane uPVC windows in sash and case arrangement; replacement top-hung windows. Grey slate piend and platform roof; coped ridge stacks, circular cans.
INTERIOR: not seen 1994.
STABLE RANGE WITH GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: dated 1814. Quadrangular-plan stable block attached to house at NE; partly converted to domestic use in W block; entrance at SE. Harled with ashlar base course, painted ashlar margins. Painted harl with painted ashlar margins and dressings; base course.
S RANGE: long blank range with segmental-arched carriage door to right, 2-leaf boarded door, keystone with initials JG EC 1814, 5 flight-holes with ledge; uPVC window to right.
W RANGE: 6 bay range. 3 basket-arched carriage openings to outer left, pend door to right with 2 windows to outer right (16-pane timber sash and case windows).
N RANGE: piend-roofed block. 5-bay symmetrical S elevation, door at centre, flanking windows (uPVC top-hung window).
16-pane sash and case windows; uPVC windows. Grey slate roof, lead flashings.
GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: paired round-headed gatepiers, chamfered arrises. Cast-iron arrowhead railings and gates.
According to the Register of Sasines, Auchenfroe was acquired by Walter McInnes (c.1756-1827) a merchant in Grenada and the Grenadines in 1825 from Margaret Gray. McInnes s nephew, John McInnes (1786-1835), a Grenada planter and merchant, acquired the property at his uncle s death. Isabella Moines (nee Urquhart) lived at Auchenfroe until the 1850s.
Auchenfroe lodge is listed separately.
Listed building record updated in 2017.
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