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Manor Park Hotel

A Category B Listed Building in Largs, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.8342 / 55°50'2"N

Longitude: -4.8856 / 4°53'8"W

OS Eastings: 219380

OS Northings: 663870

OS Grid: NS193638

Mapcode National: GBR 30.5DCC

Mapcode Global: WH2MT.XMPB

Entry Name: Manor Park Hotel

Listing Date: 29 August 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339120

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7275

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: North Coast and Cumbraes

Parish: Largs

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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David and James Hamilton, architects of A-plan small mansion,

1843; substantial additions: north arm extended 1905; 1910

additions - by Fryers and Penman of Largs principally a tall,

square angle tower at south west. Now a hotel. 2 storeys

over raised, channelled and battered basement. Polished

ashlar, with broad band courses 1st floor window margins

linked to cill and to eaves bands. Original house:

symmetrically arranged, porch projects obliquely (roughly

north east) from re-entrant angle on square columns and

pilasters; balustraded miniature perron; wall-head pediment

above with domed roof light behind.

Variety of window openings; some of those at ground have

lugged and keystoned margins, some (including 3-light windows

to west) are architraved, with consoled hoods; some

full-height canted windows, eg at either end of west

elevation. Balustraded (1910) tower has corbelled stair

turret with cap house. Mutule cornices throughout; corniced

stacks; piended slate roofs. Interior: some good classical

ornament; entrance hall lit with circular balcony and dome; Corinthian-columned screens lead from balcony; good ceiling

and cornice plasterwork, especially around dome and in

entrance hall; dining room has lightly-beamed ceiling,

cornice with ornamental hanging grapes. Stair (?1905) has

simple wooden balusters.

Statement of Interest

Originally called St Fillans, and later called Blackhouse.

Category B only because of additions.

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