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Cardross, Lyleston House with Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Walled Garden

A Category C Listed Building in Cardross, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9791 / 55°58'44"N

Longitude: -4.6759 / 4°40'33"W

OS Eastings: 233137

OS Northings: 679465

OS Grid: NS331794

Mapcode National: GBR 0G.WCK3

Mapcode Global: WH2M5.4ZN7

Entry Name: Cardross, Lyleston House with Boundary Walls, Gatepiers and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 8 September 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331677

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1180

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cardross

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Helensburgh and Lomond South

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

1798 2-storey, 3-bay house doubled in size by large later 19th century Tudor addition; forming L-plan. 1798 house; painted render with painted masonry margins; base course; quoins; eaves course. Later 19th century block, squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar margins and dressings; base course; hoodmoulds; string course.

SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: 1798 house: 2-storey, 3-bay house with lower single storey wing to outer left. Pilastered and corniced door at centre, modern glazed door; window above; flanking bays symmetrically disposed. Lower wing to outer left, modern picture window at ground. LATER ADDITION: advanced to outer right; 2 bays facing SW with porch in re-entrant angle formed with original house to left, chamfered reveals, stepped hoodmould, labelstops, shaped parapet; panelled door. Broad gable slightly advanced to outer right; canted window at ground, blocking course; bipartite at 1st floor, hoodmould; ventilation slit in gablehead. Narrow bay recessed to left, bipartite at ground, gabled dormerhead breaking eaves above, ball finial.

RETURN ELEVATION TO LEFT (NW): windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor, corbelled apex stack.

SE ELEVATION: 2 bays; broad gable slightly advanced to outer right; canted window at ground, blocking course; bipartite at 1st floor hoodmould, ventilation slit in gablehead. Narrow bay recessed to left, bipartite at ground, pedimented dormerhead breaking eaves at 1st floor.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: various alterations, lean-to additions; canted dormer to outer right; rooflights.

4-pane timber sash and case windows on earlier house; plate glass and 4-pane timber sash and case windows on later addition. Grey slate roof, lead flashings earlier house; grey slate roof with ashlar sawtooth skews, gablet pedestals to ball finials.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

Statement of Interest

Lyleston House was built as a plain farmhouse in the late 18th century. The lands belonged to the Donaldson family. The house has been subdivided.

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