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Ayr Road, Fa'side House

A Category B Listed Building in Mearns, East Renfrewshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7648 / 55°45'53"N

Longitude: -4.3465 / 4°20'47"W

OS Eastings: 252873

OS Northings: 654874

OS Grid: NS528548

Mapcode National: GBR 3N.9WHV

Mapcode Global: WH3PM.6CHH

Entry Name: Ayr Road, Fa'side House

Listing Date: 21 June 1982

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352584

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18527

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mearns

County: East Renfrewshire

Electoral Ward: Newton Mearns South and Eaglesham

Parish: Mearns

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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Description

Frank Burnet & Boston of Glasgow, architects of 1911
"tower" house, addition to north wing of late 18th century,
2-storey, 3-bay house. Tower house is rectangular-plan,
with 2-storeys, with corbelled angle turrets, crow-stepped
gables and crenellated and corbelled parapet: heavily
pointed and stugged inter-locking polygonal masonry, with
polished ashlar dressings (earlier parts harled). North
elevation: low door to right with moulding above set in
splayed reveals; rectangular window over scrolled brackets;
tall, stepped 3-light stair window to left; 3 stepped windows
below; 2 12-pane sashes; 3 piended dormers. Central canted
1st floor oriel window to west gable and to single bay east
wings; latter opens onto conservatory to east, and is linked
by balustraded screen wall to gabled garden gateway;
depressed-arched opening with heraldic crest above and
grostesques. North wing has 2 1st floor windows with shaped
dormerheads above tripartite in west elevation, and conical-
roofed, low and battered turret to right; screen wall with
gateways links to former outbuilding (now a garage, with
crenellations and crow-steps) forming enclosed courtyard
to west of original house; latter has modern, broad central
porch to courtyard, and plate glass sashes; taller wing,
linking to tower house, has one broad gabled bay, and
single scrolled skewputt. Slated roofs.
Interior of tower house: wooden panelling in halls, billiard
room and music room; stairs have shaped wooden balusters,
bottom newel carved with grotesque figures; some decorative
chimney pieces and plasterwork, especially in drawing room.
Simple leaded glass panels; single painted figure beside main
door and sailing ship panel in drawing room (above main door).

Statement of Interest

1911 work for Wallace Fairweather of Fa'side and Mearns

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