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Skelmorlie Village Montgomery Terrace Craig Memorial Home and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in North Coast and Cumbraes, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8684 / 55°52'6"N

Longitude: -4.888 / 4°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 219388

OS Northings: 667684

OS Grid: NS193676

Mapcode National: GBR GF96.HR5

Mapcode Global: WH2MM.WRJL

Entry Name: Skelmorlie Village Montgomery Terrace Craig Memorial Home and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 29 August 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339135

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7290

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: North Coast and Cumbraes

Parish: Largs

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Late 19th century. Large asymmetrical villa with Scottish
Baronial features. Alterations & additions 1904 by Salmon
Son & Gillespie (?executed) & in 1906 by Fryers and Penman of
Largs. 2 storeys and attic, and set on slope, with basement
raised at west. Snecked and stugged red sandstone ashlar
with polished dressings. East (entrance) elevation: advanced
wide gable to left (2 windows at each level), single windows
in right bay (crow-stepped 1st floor dormer head). Central
octagonal porch with open arcaded passage, these both timber,
and balustraded: Single swept-roofed dormer with
iron-balustraded platform. Low, single storey piended hall
to right with some leaded lights, attic oriel in gable above:
low tile-hung wing to left (service wing beyond), raised to
full height on main west facade, with angle turret,
corbelled above basement, octagonal and tile-hung at 1st
floor, with conical roof, linked to advanced gabled bay by
corbelled angle turret. Full height canted window to gabled
bay, corbelled balcony to eastern bays, attic oriel in raised
gablet.
Interior: some good plasterwork and good panelling: north
ground floor room has Corinthian pilasters, slender
Corinthian columns flanking door and chimney piece; foliate
patterned frieze and cornice: shallow depressed arch
spanning room, spandrels decorated with knights on horseback;
ribbed ceiling.
Margined, square, red ashlar gatepiers have projecting
caps; decorative wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Shown on 1895 OS map. Pediment on west wall bears initials

"CPH, FSE". Formerly West Park.

Alterations for R Hunter Craig MP.

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