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Neilshill House

A Category A Listed Building in Tarbolton, South Ayrshire

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 347678

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB14355

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarbolton

County: South Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Kyle

Parish: Tarbolton

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

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 <>

Statement of Interest

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

Civic Society).

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