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Greyholme, Brodick, Arran

A Category B Listed Building in Ardrossan and Arran, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5826 / 55°34'57"N

Longitude: -5.1579 / 5°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 201062

OS Northings: 636634

OS Grid: NS010366

Mapcode National: GBR FFNY.S6G

Mapcode Global: WH1MQ.RY25

Plus Code: 9C7PHRMR+2V

Entry Name: Greyholme, Brodick, Arran

Listing Name: Isle of Arran, Brodick, Rosaburn, Greyholme

Listing Date: 8 August 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338483

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6782

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200338483

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Parish: Kilbride

Traditional County: Buteshire

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William J Gibson (Glasgow) 1938. Large 2-storey and attic over raised basement, L-plan, double-pile chalet-style floors with 'Cellatex' felt lining and 2 layers of natural edge elm cladding, modern concrete tile roof replacing original shingles. Various doors and windows to basement, balcony cantilevered to part of principal floor, mostly 8-lying-pane casement and top-hopper windows, decorative bargeboards, deep bracketted eaves, oversailing brick stacks.

FRONT ELEVATION: boarded door to centre of principal floor approached by timber forestair with balcony continuing to right return elevation, pilaster strips to door composed of Minton-type tiles, stair window above, large and small window to left at principal and upper floors, wrap-around window to right, recessed bay to far right with French doors, verandah and French doors to upper floor. Stone volutes at base of forestair reputedly removed from Hamilton Palace.

RIGHT RETURN ELEVATION: gable to left, verandah to principal floor with set-back continuous French doors and windows, 2 windows to upper floor, 2 small windows to attic; gable to right, 2 windows to principal and upper floors.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: gable to right, balcony and French doors at principal floor, 2 windows to upper floor, 2 small windows to attic; gable recessed to left, 2 windows to each floor.

REAR ELEVATION: bay advanced to left, continuous glazing to principal and upper floors; bays recessed to right, forestair and balcony to principal floor, lean-to porch to centre flanked by window to left and right, 3 windows to upper floor.

INTERIOR: largely original, including hardwood floors, chimneypieces, and carved newel posts by Claude Gill.

Statement of Interest

Greyholme was designed by William Gibson for himself. Signed and dated sketch plans by Gibson with the address 188 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, are kept in the house (1992). The design of this house is unusual in Scotland, and unique in Arran.

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