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Kilmahog, Shieldaig

A Category C Listed Building in Callander, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2464 / 56°14'47"N

Longitude: -4.2412 / 4°14'28"W

OS Eastings: 261219

OS Northings: 708245

OS Grid: NN612082

Mapcode National: GBR 10.BF5R

Mapcode Global: WH3MB.T8K8

Entry Name: Kilmahog, Shieldaig

Listing Date: 6 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335197

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4019

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Callander

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Mid 19th century rectangular-plan single storey and attic former farm house with former byre to E (byre now converted to form part of shop premises). The Shieldaig operated as a dairy farm until the mid/later 20th century and is situated to the outer E fringes of the village adjacent to the A84 (The Old Militiary Road). It is now surrounded by a large late 20th century complex which runs to its W, N and E. The complex houses the premises of the Trossachs Woollen Mill. Although the building is surrounded on 3 of its sides by modern buildings, the farmhouse remains largely unaltered. It is therefore of good local interest providing an attractive addition to the approach of Kilmahog from Callander.

The house possibly contains fabric of a pair of cottages subsequently unified, enlarged and raised. This is suggested by the 1st edition Ordanance Survey map and presence of an off-centre ridge stack possibly marking out the former division of the properties. The ground floor is set below the current road level indicating that the road has been raised over time. The centred main door to the principal S elevation has a porch with a lean-to roof supported on brackets with rough hewn timber posts inserted to the outer edges in the late 20th century. An inserted bipartite window is arranged to the right bay with the window to the left bay set asymmetrically within the bay. It is possible that the positioning of the window in the left bay reflects the original configuration of the cottage. A pair of breaking eaves windows are framed in gablets to the attic.

The former L-plan byre to the E has been internally gutted with a large picture window inserted to its principal elevation. The rear and W elevations of the farmhouse are now obscured by modern additions, 2004.

Although the surrounding complex is used as commercial premises, the house remains in domestic use. Admission to the interior was not obtained at the time of the resurvey (2004).

Materials

Timber 2-leaf door with upper glazed panel surmounted by bipartite narrow letterbox fanlight. Painted white render to walls Timber 4-pane sash and case windows to principal elevation with exception of timber 8-pane sash and case window to ground left. Exposed rafters to roof with timber bargeboards to gablets and gable ends. Gable apex stacks with ridge stack set to centre right.

Statement of Interest

Formerly listed as 'Shieldaig' Kilmahog. Photographs held by Historic Scotland taken in the 1970s show the rear elevation of the house before it was obscured by additions. It appears to show that the upper part of the wall is built from brick, indicating that the original building was heightened to accommodate the attic.

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