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Latitude: 55.7885 / 55°47'18"N
Longitude: -4.3081 / 4°18'29"W
OS Eastings: 255372
OS Northings: 657436
OS Grid: NS553574
Mapcode National: GBR 3P.8CRV
Mapcode Global: WH3PF.SRQT
Entry Name: 43 Ayr Road, Whitecraigs House, Including Terraces and Staircase, Perimeter Wall and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 10 June 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 338283
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6625
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Renfrewshire
Electoral Ward: Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Large 2-storey villa designed by HE Clifford, and built c.1898. Asymmetrical, Arts and Crafts, rock-faced snecked ashlar, main body of house, containing public rooms, with wide gable left, projecting square bay right; remainder of house recessed at left (ie north), porch in re-entrant angle. Original glazing throughout. Slated and tiled roofs. Interior is largely intact: extensive timber panelling, particularly in main hall and study (original dining room) and in billiards room, upstairs; also decorative cornice plasterwork; original chimney pieces survive in principal rooms and hall. STUDY has ingle-neuk arrangement at south glabe, dado panelling, original timbered doors and screen opposite, linking into hall. HALL is large, 2-storeyed and open, original chimney-piece, staircase and arcaded gallery over all in timber, with carved Mannerist detail; leaded window, painted, though mostly clear glass. DRAWING ROOM has decorative ceiling and chimney-piece; smaller DINING ROOM (originally parlour) also with decorative chimney-piece.
Garden steps and terraces at front (ie west).
Villa is set in landscaped grounds which occupy a corner site. Stone-built perimeter wall, ashlr-built circular gatepiers.
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