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Shandon, Shore Road, Glenfeulan with Conservatory, Garage Court, Walls and Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0437 / 56°2'37"N

Longitude: -4.8045 / 4°48'16"W

OS Eastings: 225407

OS Northings: 686972

OS Grid: NS254869

Mapcode National: GBR 0B.R6MY

Mapcode Global: WH2LX.5CF5

Entry Name: Shandon, Shore Road, Glenfeulan with Conservatory, Garage Court, Walls and Piers

Listing Date: 8 September 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352604

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18546

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century with additions to rear and S of late 19th

century and early 20th century. Single storey over raised basement, 3-bay block with bay to S and 2 bay wing to N; rectangular-plan villa; conservatory attached at S end. Peach-coloured harling with yellow sandstone ashlar margins and dressings. Base course; band course; eaves band and cornice; strip quoins. Figurative urns. Architraved openings to principal elevation.

W ELEVATION: advanced symmetrical 3-bay block with lower single bay pavilions flanking conservatory to outer right, lower block to outer left. Robust stone stair and platt with pierced arch balustrade to door at centre of principal floor; fluted architrave with cornice on acanthus consoles. 2-leaf, 8 fielded panels; 2-pane rectangular fanlight. Flanking full-height canted windows (from basement to principal floor). Pierced parapet with dies; urns mark centre blank panel in parapet, also at terminal points. Recessed pavilion bay to left with single window to each floor; blocking course; full-height canted bay to outer left, urns over. Single bay pavilion to outer right; blocking course, urn at terminal point. Door at basement, 4 panels with 4-glazed upper panels. Conservatory advanced to outer right.

S ELEVATION: conservatory to outer left against single storey, 3-bay block. Timber canted bay window to outer right; 2, 12-pane sash and case windows symmetrically disposed to left.

E ELEVATION: early 20th century centre bays (principal block) advanced forming recesses between pavilions and outer additions. Quadripartite stair window off-centre to right, stone mullions and transoms; leaded glass. Asymmetrically disposed bays.

N ELEVATION: 2-bay with canted corner bay. Blank wall to outer right, 2 windows symmetrically disposed to right, canted bay with battered base at corner.

2-pane top-hopper over 6-pane casement windows for main block and pavilions, 2-pane over 6-lying-pane sash and case windows for wing. Piend and platform grey slate roof with lead flashings. Diamond-set, coped, wallhead stacks on pedestal bases.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

CONSERVATORY: piend-roofed, canted, timber conservatory on ashlar base course. 3 stone steps to door at centre of S front; wooden lower panel, round-headed glazed upper portion with painted border glass; narrow, round-headed side-lights. 2 flanking windows, arched 12-pane with coloured glass in spandrels. Single bay on left return, 5-bay to right return, 6-pane arched windows as on W front. Possible that conservatory extended further to E now rendered early 20th century block.

STORES, GARAGE AND TERRACE WALL: early 20th century L-plan garage, stores and terrace wall against higher ground to rear NE of house, facing W. Pebble-dash render with sandstone margins and dressings. Pierced balustrade with dies and urns.

W ELEVATION: projecting square-plan block to outer left, 2 bays marked by pilasters, window in outer right bay, door and window in right return. Terrace wall to right terminating in square-plan tower, door at ground, panelled with 9 fixed upper panes. Oculus at each side at upper stage. Projecting eaves, conical slate roof, ball finial. Stepped parapet wall to left, 3-bay garage advanced to W, elevation facing N, forming court area. Roof supported by timber pilasters and columns, panelled doors, 9 small glazed opening in each door, decoratively arranged 7 over 2. Grey slate roof with rooflights.

Steps to terrace at outer left, now very overgrown, twisted cast-

iron balusters.

BRIDGE: small bridge located to E of house over small burn. Curved rubble parapet walls with boulder coping.

GATEPIERS: sandstone pier, snecked banded rustication, pyramidal cap, large decorative urn. An original cast- iron gas-lamp standard with original lantern is located on avenue.

Statement of Interest

Glenfeulan dates from the earlier 19th century but has been added to in the later part of the 19th century and early 20th century. The house is shown on the 1st edition map as 3 distinct linked blocks with the conservatory occupying a greater area from W to E at S end. By the 2nd edition map the house has taken on a more regular rectangular-plan appearance.

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