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Bothwell, Bothwell Park Road, Bothwell Park House

A Category B Listed Building in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.8092 / 55°48'33"N

Longitude: -4.056 / 4°3'21"W

OS Eastings: 271244

OS Northings: 659240

OS Grid: NS712592

Mapcode National: GBR 0138.PD

Mapcode Global: WH4QP.N7RX

Entry Name: Bothwell, Bothwell Park Road, Bothwell Park House

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336481

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5140

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bothwell

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Bothwell and Uddingston

Parish: Bothwell

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Possibly James Playfair. Late 18th century with later alterations and additions. 2-storey with attic 3-bay symmetrical rectangular-plan classical former dower house with lower wings set back and 3-light full-height canted bay to centre. Droved grey sandstone ashlar (snecked cream sandstone ashlar to wings; part harled to rear) with polished ashlar dressings. Base course; cill course to ground floor; band course between ground and 1st floor to canted bay and to left of centre; reeded frieze to cornice; blocking course. Raised, moulded margins to openings; cornices to ground floor windows. Modern, low conservatory/swimming pool extension projecting SW from main house, added 1991. U-plan timber stable block with harled pitched square-plan shed adjacent, sited to NE of main house.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: pilastered and pedimented doorpiece at ground to centre of canted bay; replacement 2-leaf timber panelled door with rectangular fanlight; window at 1st floor with carved heraldic shield and Latin inscription above; attic window above. Window at each floor to each side of canted bay flanking. Window at each floor in each bay flanking; box dormer window above bay to right. Window at each floor of low 2-storey wing set back to outer right; round-arched kennel with flanking pilasters in re-entrant angle to right. Slightly advanced 3-light window in wing to left. Conservatory/swimming pool addition to outer left.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated 3-bay with flanking wings and full-height canted bay to centre. Window at each floor in centre of canted bay (window at ground converted from original doorway). Window (blinded) at each floor to left of canted bay. Single-storey, circular-plan corniced entrance porch set in angle to right; modern timber panelled door with fanlight to centre with windows flanking; window (blinded) at each floor to canted block above. Window at each floor in bay to right of centre; box dormer above. Slightly advanced 3-light window to additional wing to right. Rear of swimming pool addition to outer right. Window at ground in bay to left of centre with door flanking; window at 1st floor; box dormer above. Window at ground with window flanking to additional wing to outer left; window at 1st floor above.

NE AND SW (SIDE) ELEVATIONS: irregularly fenestrated side elevations of additional wings with tall, wallhead stacks. Windows to side of main house blinded to NE.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997; previous photographs show a classically detailed interior.

Predominantly 12- and 6-pane timber sash and case windows with uPVC replacements. Grey slate piended roof; flat felt covered roofs to additional wings; corniced ashlar stacks to main house; tall corniced ashlar stacks to wings; cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Stylistically attributed to James Playfair by David Walker. Built as the Dower House to Bothwell Castle Mansion (now demolished). Despite various additions the house retains good moulded details to the main facade; the reeded frieze is repeated on the stacks.

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