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Dairy, Kerrylamont Farm, Bute

A Category A Listed Building in Kingarth, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.7828 / 55°46'58"N

Longitude: -5.0149 / 5°0'53"W

OS Eastings: 211036

OS Northings: 658506

OS Grid: NS110585

Mapcode National: GBR FFZF.KMV

Mapcode Global: WH1LT.YX35

Plus Code: 9C7PQXMP+42

Entry Name: Dairy, Kerrylamont Farm, Bute

Listing Name: Mount Stuart, Kerrylamont Farm Dairy

Listing Date: 20 July 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 344719

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12056

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Bute, Kerrylamont Farm, Farmsteading

ID on this website: 200344719

Location: Kingarth

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Isle of Bute

Parish: Kingarth

Traditional County: Buteshire

Tagged with: Farm Farmhouse Cultural heritage ensemble Agricultural structure

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Late 19th century. Single storey with attic, circular-plan former dairy associated with Kerrylamont Farm. Painted render over red-brick; timber bracketed, stop-chamfered square-plan columnar ambulatory at ground; enclosing red-brick wall; timber brackets beneath moulded eaves; gabled dormers; pitched, stop-chamfered square-plan columnar walkways linking farmhouse to left, outbuildings to right.

Decorative floor tiles to outer ambulatory; narrow, round-arched windows regularly disposed at ground; 2-leaf boarded timber doors to NW and SE; gabled dormers regularly disposed to NW, NE, SW and SE. Decorative leaded glazing; graded grey slate conical roof; terracotta ridge detailing to gabled dormers; missing central finial; grey slate pitches to flanking walkways; terracotta ridge detailing.

INTERIOR: terrazzo tiled floor (part clay tiles); floor-to-ceiling white-glazed square wall tiles; acorn-leaf painted border decoration at dodo and cornice levels; timber corbelled cornice; boarded timber tapering ceiling with decorative ventilation grid centred in flat circular summit. Raised timber surrounds to openings; continuous marble bench on regularly-spaced columnar supports at dado level adjoining outer wall (part missing); decorative painted fountain at centre comprising marble surround; foliate base; surmounting mermaid set in open shell supporting smaller shell above.

Statement of Interest

Set within the grounds of Kerrylamont Farm, the estate's Home Farm, this circular-plan dairy (no longer in use) is an unusual, intact example of Mount Stuart extravagance. Note the arcaded ambulatory, tiled outer floor, round-arched leaded glazing and gabled dormers. Inside, this extravagance is continued, with tiled walls, acorn-motif borders, a columnar marble bench and a decorative fountain. It is said that when in use, the water from the mermaid helped keep the fresh milk permanently cool. The nearby farmhouse (linked to the dairy by a columnar walkway) and its associated outbuildings, are listed separately.

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