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Knock Castle Walled Garden and Glass Houses

A Category B Listed Building in Largs, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.828 / 55°49'40"N

Longitude: -4.8844 / 4°53'3"W

OS Eastings: 219428

OS Northings: 663180

OS Grid: NS194631

Mapcode National: GBR 30.5SRN

Mapcode Global: WH2MT.YS82

Entry Name: Knock Castle Walled Garden and Glass Houses

Listing Date: 29 August 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339159

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7308

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: North Coast and Cumbraes

Parish: Largs

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Probably remodelled or rebuilt circa 1852 by J T Rochead. Rectangular-plan garden enclosure, yellow brick walls with

red ashlar gatepiers and coping slabs: long, symmetrical

glass house range along north wall with polygonal

centrepiece. Castellated turret centrally placed on west

wall, with 4 round-headed openings, approached by steps from

garden: continuous string course raised over openings,

corbelled and crenellated parapet. Gatepiers also castellated

with wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Interest

A plan (surveyed 1847) of Knock estate in Strathclyde

Regional archives (T-PM 134/113) shows a simple rectangular

garden enclosure on this site; turret marked on 1st ed O.S.

(1854).

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