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Ladyland House and Gatepiers

A Category A Listed Building in Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.7847 / 55°47'4"N

Longitude: -4.6775 / 4°40'39"W

OS Eastings: 232196

OS Northings: 657840

OS Grid: NS321578

Mapcode National: GBR 37.8RPY

Mapcode Global: WH2N4.3VWS

Entry Name: Ladyland House and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 2 December 1980

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339442

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7532

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilbirnie

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith

Parish: Kilbirnie

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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David Hamilton, architect. Built circa 1816. Classical

mansion house. 2 storeys over basement, with attic, 3 bays.

Rubble-built with ashlar dressings. Giant clasping pilasters

at all angles. Central door with raised fanlight and 2 segmentally-headed side lights, approached by steps with

cast-iron railing; projecting portico with 2 pairs of Roman

Doric columns supporting entablature. Band course over

basement, and cill course to ground floor. Decorative glazing

pattern throughout. Cornice and blocking course, end stacks

and low piended slate roof. 20th century, low, flat-roofed,

2-storey, 2-bay extension to left, James Houston, architect,

is in similar style, with small central door. Large,

projecting, canted conservatory fills rear central bay.

Interior: rooms have good plaster cornices, and elaborately

decorated ceilings. Greek key moulding used extensively round architraves and on ceilings. Simply detailed cast-iron

balusters to stair, oval cupola above with Vitruvian scroll

decoration at its base, and intersecting hanging swag

decoration. Some original chimneypieces. Octagonal, panelled

gatepiers have ogee moulded corniced caps. Decorative wrought

iron gates.

Statement of Interest

Original plans possession of owner.

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