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Latitude: 55.9818 / 55°58'54"N
Longitude: -4.6787 / 4°40'43"W
OS Eastings: 232971
OS Northings: 679775
OS Grid: NS329797
Mapcode National: GBR 0G.W4X6
Mapcode Global: WH2M5.3X94
Entry Name: Colgrain, Keppoch House with Walled Gardens, Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 14 May 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 331658
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1166
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Helensburgh and Lomond South
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
Circa 1815. 3-storey over raised basement, 3-bay, rectangular-plan Classical house. Stucco. Broad pilaster quoin; blocking course; eaves band; string course; raised cills.
SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: 3-bay symmetrical block; centre pedimented block slightly advanced; columned porch, paired columns; partially enclosed by cast-iron railings at sides. Later 19th century insertion of bowed etched glass entrance screen. Tripartite windows at centre 1st and 2nd floor. Flanking symmetrical bays; windows at ground in arched recesses. Basement slightly advanced; stugged stone, now painted; segmental-arched windows, barred.
NW ELEVATION: symmetrical 2-bay main block to outer right with lower 2-bay block to left. Later canted window to outer left bridging basement, battered support; gabled dormer at centre.
SE ELEVATION: symmetrical 2-bay block to outer left, lower 2-bay block to right, canted window bridging basement on ashlar support.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: 3-bay, near-symmetrical block advanced at centre; round-headed stair window at centre 1st floor, flanked by 12-pane sash and case windows; attic window below eaves to left, window to outer left and right. Recessed outer bays, gabled dormer breaking eaves.
12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piend roof with lead flashings; rear block piend and platform roof. Broad corniced ridge stacks.
INTERIOR: not seen 1995
WALLED GARDENS: Early 19th century with some earlier 20th century additions. D-plan to SE of house. Main entrance in NW wall; droved margin, 1816 datestone. Wall higher to NW, large lean-to greenhouse against S-facing wall. Early 19th century sundial. Some earlier 20th century alterations to garden.
VEGETABLE GARDEN: earlier 19th century walled garden to N behind main garden with earlier 20th century alterations. Rubble wall with slab coping, buttresses against rear wall. Earlier 20th century rubble gateway, stepped wallhead, voussoirs exposed; inscribed "pax int antiuos"; cast-iron gate. Some ruinous greenhouses; lean-to and free-standing. Earlier 20th century pedestrian gate treated similar to main gate.
GATES, GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALLS: ashlar panelled gatepiers, corniced, block caps; flanking pedestrian gates. Low quadrant walls with slab coping; terminal piers.
The house was built for Alexander Dunlop in 1820, although an earlier house had existed on the site. The walled garden may relate to this earlier house. The dining room of Keppoch House is lined with the later 18th century timber panelling from St Anne's Church, Belfast. This was installed by Montagu MW Baird, a subsequent owner, in commemoration of his parents, Hugh Baird and Margaret Ferguson, who were married at St Anne?s in 1836.
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