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Carnell Estate, Former Stables and Coach House

A Category C Listed Building in Craigie, South Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5574 / 55°33'26"N

Longitude: -4.4284 / 4°25'42"W

OS Eastings: 246930

OS Northings: 631978

OS Grid: NS469319

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.QVTD

Mapcode Global: WH3QJ.YKFZ

Entry Name: Carnell Estate, Former Stables and Coach House

Listing Date: 22 October 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336163

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4859

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Craigie

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Parish: Craigie

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Mid 19th century. 2-storey, U-plan, neoclassical former stable and coach house block (now converted to flats) with central high segmental-arched, pedimented pend entrance, and single storey gabled former loose box, cheese house and scullery block to 4th side of court attached by coped screen walls. Sandstone ashlar; red sandstone ashlar pilasters and pend to principal (N) elevation; roughly coursed sandstone with raised polished ashlar dressings to side and courtyard elevations. Base course; eaves course. Regular fenestration with raised ashlar margins.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: pend entrance with recessed arch, half-columns continuing to soffit roll, and low pediment; 3 bays to either side of main elevation, grouped 1-2-2-1; wide plain pilasters. 3-bay E elevation with central doorway to centre and bipartite stone-mullioned window at ground floor to left. Roughly 4-bay W elevation. Irregular fenestration to courtyard elevations; 2 segmental-arched former coach house to right of pend now glazed; 20th century timber porch supported on timber columns in NW corner. Timber-boarded sliding doors to single-storey S block.

Predominantly timber sash and case windows with 8-pane glazing to ground floor and 4-pane glazing to first floor. Ashlar-coped skews. Predominantly coped sandstone ashlar stacks with string course and buff clay cans. Grey slate roof.

Statement of Interest

A particularly handsome mid 19th century stable and coach house block with substantially unaltered exterior. The building may have been designed by the extremely prominent firm of Burn & Bryce; William Burn, the senior partner, altered and extended Carnell House (then known as Cairnhill; listed separately) in 1843 in Scottish vernacular style but using the same red sandstone as is used for the pend and pilasters of this block. He entered into partnership with his longstanding assistant David Bryce in the following year. The long, low, heavy proportions of the stable block echo those of Burn's John Watson School (now Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) and Edinburgh Academy, but the detailing of the archway is more characteristic of Bryce.

This block is situated adjacent to Carnell Home Farm.

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