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Grange House Hotel, Whiting Bay, Arran

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

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Latitude: 55.4881 / 55°29'17"N

Longitude: -5.0956 / 5°5'44"W

OS Eastings: 204518

OS Northings: 625945

OS Grid: NS045259

Mapcode National: GBR FGS6.JQM

Mapcode Global: WH1NB.PBR2

Plus Code: 9C7PFWQ3+6Q

Entry Name: Grange House Hotel, Whiting Bay, Arran

Listing Name: Isle of Arran, Whiting Bay, Grange House (Hotel), Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 8 August 1995

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338487

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6785

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200338487

Location: Kilbride

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ardrossan and Arran

Parish: Kilbride

Traditional County: Buteshire

Tagged with: Hotel

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Dated 1896. 2-storey and attic, irregular-plan, Arts and Crafts villa with Scottish 17th century style details. Snecked rubble cream sandstone, ashlar dressings, slate roof. Mostly single margined windows, timber sash and case glazing, either multi-pane throughout or multi-pane to top and 2-pane to bottom, some ball-finialled segmental dormerheads; ashlar-coped skews with skewblocks, corniced and coped gable and wallhead stacks, deep bracketted eaves, cast-iron rainwater goods.

FRONT ELEVATION: 2-bay gable to right, 2 windows to ground and 1st floor, central outshot stack rising from 1st floor; single bay gable to left, window to ground and 1st floor and to attic, single storey, 3-light canted window to angle at left with corniced parapet, dormerhead recessed above, tall L-plan wallhead stack at re-entrant angle.

RIGHT RETURN ELEVATIONS: lower service wing advanced to right, various windows to main wall plane at left including stair window, 2 dormerheads, one 4-light cat-slide dormer, 2 bipartite box dormers.

LEFT RETURN ELEVATION: window to ground floor left, window to 1st floor right.

REAR ELEVATION: gable advanced to left, door with 'Grange House 1896' inscribed at over-door at right return, 2 windows and 1 dormerhead; recessed bays to right, window to ground floor, 2 dormerheads, canted dormer, tall L-plan wallhead stack to re-entrant angle.

INTERIOR: not seen:

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

This late 19th century villa has some fine decorative detailing including prominent chimney stacks and distinctive dormerheads and is a significant addition to the streetscape of Whiting Bay.

Dated 1896, it was built after a fire has destroyed the building which was previously on the site.

Notes and References updated, 2013.

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