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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 339442
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7532
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
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
Original plans possession of owner.
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