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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 343447
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10909
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Bishopton, Bridge of Weir and Langbank
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
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.
Category changed November 1988.
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