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Bishopton, Mar Hall Drive, Mar Hall Hotel (Former Portion of Erskine Hospital, Formerly Erskine House)

A Category A Listed Building in Erskine, Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9209 / 55°55'15"N

Longitude: -4.4788 / 4°28'43"W

OS Eastings: 245198

OS Northings: 672531

OS Grid: NS451725

Mapcode National: GBR 0Q.ZV3S

Mapcode Global: WH3NS.5FHT

Entry Name: Bishopton, Mar Hall Drive, Mar Hall Hotel (Former Portion of Erskine Hospital, Formerly Erskine House)

Listing Date: 10 June 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 343447

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10909

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Erskine

County: Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank

Parish: Erskine

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

1826-28, Sir Robert Smirke. Large neo-Tudor 2-storey and basement mansion, ashlar with ogee-capped octagonal angle buttresses and arcaded parapets, low-pitched slated roofs with shafted chimneys. Entrance front on

east with full basement, asymmetrical with boldly projecting arched and vaulted porte-cochere of giant proportions, Jacobean shaped gables at southern section of facade. SE service wing 2-storey with lower storey linking to basement level, forming L-plan forecourt. N and S elevations elongated U-plan; N elevation 11 bays set on elevated terrace of cusped arcading, central 3 3-storey with projecting porch, broad end bays with 5 light canted bay, projecting ends 2 broad bays. 2 and 3 light mullioned and transomed windows. Interior work of major importance, high rising entrance hall of Fonthill type, rib-vaulted hall corridor, richly detailed principal apartments, notably fan-vaulted drawing room, original chimneypieces and light fittings of very high quality. First floor largely altered.

Statement of Interest

Category changed November 1988.

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