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Knock Castle West Lodge and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Largs, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8235 / 55°49'24"N

Longitude: -4.8882 / 4°53'17"W

OS Eastings: 219170

OS Northings: 662694

OS Grid: NS191626

Mapcode National: GBR GF9B.3P9

Mapcode Global: WH2MT.WWGH

Entry Name: Knock Castle West Lodge and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 29 August 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339118

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7273

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: North Coast and Cumbraes

Parish: Largs

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Fryers and Penman of Largs, architects. Built 1904.
Asymmetrical single storey lodge set behind castellated
gateway. Stugged red sandstone coursers with polished
dressings. South elevation of lodge: hood-moulded and
transomed tripartite to advanced gabled inner bay (similar
window in west gable below plaque); crenellated octagonal
entrance turret in left re-entrant angle; corniced door in
roll-moulded architrave, hood-moulded lights in flanking
faces. Moulded eaves; ball-finialed gables with coped
crow-steps and shaped skewputts; coped stacks; slate roof
with red ridge tiles.
Wide main gateway with 2 tall octagonal castellated gatepiers
flanked by roll-moulded Tudor-arched and crenellated
pedestrian gateways. Coped low wall to curved approaches.
Ornately patterned wrought-iron gates by Frazer brothers,
Smiths, Largs.

Statement of Interest

The avenue linking with the shore road was opened 27.3.1904

(engineers Crouch and Hogg, Glasgow).

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