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Cardross, Auchinfroe with Stables,gatepiers and Railings

A Category B Listed Building in Cardross, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9632 / 55°57'47"N

Longitude: -4.6453 / 4°38'43"W

OS Eastings: 234974

OS Northings: 677627

OS Grid: NS349776

Mapcode National: GBR 0J.X6DQ

Mapcode Global: WH2MC.MC4W

Entry Name: Cardross, Auchinfroe with Stables,gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 14 May 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331642

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1156

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cardross

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Helensburgh and Lomond South

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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