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Loch Ard, Dundarroch

A Category C Listed Building in Aberfoyle, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1834 / 56°11'0"N

Longitude: -4.4203 / 4°25'13"W

OS Eastings: 249874

OS Northings: 701609

OS Grid: NN498016

Mapcode National: GBR 0S.GGXN

Mapcode Global: WH3MG.2VB3

Entry Name: Loch Ard, Dundarroch

Listing Date: 6 September 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335453

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4217

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberfoyle

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Aberfoyle

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Dundarroch, a replacement for an earlier house located on the same site, was built circa 1922; it is a harled, rectangular-plan, 2-storey, neo-Georgian villa, located on a small promontory into the E end of Loch Ard. It is a well-proportioned and detailed example of neo-Georgian architecture, a style favoured for inter-war country houses, and has interest as the only building in the locality to have a strong classical character.

The house is located so that the front (E) elevation would be clearly seen as the house was approached from the road from Aberfoyle; it was slightly repositioned from the site of the preceding building. The symmetrical 5-bay elevation has a Roman Doric porch to the centre, and a heavy eaves entablature which forms a parapet to conceal the shallow piended roof; the entablature returns halfway along the side elevations. Although the character of the house is Regency, the use of double mullioned windows at the outer bays indicate the influence of more contemporary architectural features.

The rear (W) elevation is near-symmetrical, of 3 bays with a rectangular outshot to centre with french doors flanked by windows leading into the garden; to the left is a canted bay, and to the right is a smaller blank outshot. The 1st floor windows are all double with mullions.

While the roadside (N) elevation is blank, the S side elevation is dominated by a large conservatory (timber framed on harled dwarf walls), but appears to have an original door and window opening to ground floor, and a single window at the 1st floor level.

Interior:

Access to interior not obtained, 2005.

Materials:

White painted harl; material underneath likely to have been salvaged from the previous structure. Timber sash and case windows with horns and 9, 12 and 15-pane glazing. Principal doorway has 2-leaf timber-panelled storm door with 4-pane letter-box fanlight above. Piended slated roof. Wall-end stacks to side elevations, and small central ridge stack; all harled and coped with circular red clay cans.

Statement of Interest

The original house of Dundarroch was sold by the Duke of Montrose to a Miss Kerr in the early 1920s, who then had the old house replace by the current building.

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