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Latitude: 55.5034 / 55°30'12"N
Longitude: -4.5204 / 4°31'13"W
OS Eastings: 240912
OS Northings: 626179
OS Grid: NS409261
Mapcode National: GBR 3F.VCH2
Mapcode Global: WH3QP.JXNW
Entry Name: Neilshill House
Listing Date: 11 September 1987
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347678
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14355
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kyle
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Probably late 19th centry. Highly individual broad-eaved
2-storey Italianate villa with "campanile" on west flank,
rising a storey higher; windows (single and mullioned) have
very unusual Moorish arched heads. Circa 1930 rear (N)
wing reproduces original detailing. Important interior.
Snecked bull-faced red ashlar, some windows with decorative
iron balconies; T-shaped glazing; with casements.
Asymmetrical shallow-pitched rooflines (piended slate
roofs). Campanile is rectangular in section; S elevation
well-composed with "campanile" recessed left, in individually
roofed bay, right bay slightly lower.
East-facing central entrance bay in shallow-recessed panel,
door with wide pilasters, giant arched head, pilastered
window over linked to eaves.
Interior: remarkably unaltered and continuing Moorish theme on
ceilings, polychrome-tiled hall floor, free-standing tiled
and columned ornamental octagonal dummy fountain hall and
arched chimney piece; original wall coverings; arched
doorways; painted leaded glass panels; stair with <>
Neilshill sold in 18<>2 by Smith Neils of swinridge-muir
to George Clark of Kilmarnock; occupied in 1899-1900
by Thomas Paterson, (information from Kyle and Carrick
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