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Inverallt House, Shore Road, Shandon

A Category B Listed Building in Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0458 / 56°2'44"N

Longitude: -4.808 / 4°48'28"W

OS Eastings: 225199

OS Northings: 687213

OS Grid: NS251872

Mapcode National: GBR 09.R5VW

Mapcode Global: WH2LX.39RK

Plus Code: 9C8Q25WR+8R

Entry Name: Inverallt House, Shore Road, Shandon

Listing Name: Shandon, Shore Road, Inverallt with Garden Pavilions, Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 18 March 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352606

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18547

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Earlier 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay, symmetrical,

rectangular-plan cottage. Rubble with painted ashlar sandstone

dressings and margins to main elevation and red sandstone margins to side elevations. Projecting eaves; base course; quoin strips.

SW ELEVATION: 3-bay; deep-set door at centre, 4-panelled door with painted blocked fanlight, inner half-glazed door. Flanking windows; gabled dormerheads symmetrically disposed. Modern wooden and glass flat- roofed conservatory to outer right.

SE ELEVATION: flat-roofed conservatory at ground; windows symmetrically disposed at gablehead.

NW ELEVATION: gable, window at ground left, 2 windows symmetrically disposed at gablehead.

12-lying-pane sash and case glazing. Grey slate roof; rendered, coped apex stacks with octagonal terracotta cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

GARDEN PAVILIONS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: circular-plan, garden pavilions at either end of sea boundary wall enclosing Inverallt and Inverallt Cottage. Rubble with harl pointing, timber eaves, conical slate roof with lead finial. Timber door and windows; 2-leaf, half-glazed, round-headed door facing into garden; round-headed, timber casement windows facing sea. Pavilion to NW full-height free-standing to sea, walls abut onto sides at garden elevation. Pavilion to SE corbelled on

seaward elevation, more projecting into garden. Boundary wall, rubble with alternating flat and semicircular coping.

GATEPIERS: substantial gatepiers of rubble with harl pointing, plain pyramidal caps.

Statement of Interest

Inverallt and the garden pavilions are shown on the 1st edition map but then site named Shandon Bank. Robert Napier, the marine engineer had a summer cottage at Shandon from 1833 prior to building West Shandon (now demolished). It is possible that this may have been Napier's cottage. Inverallt Cottage to the SE of Inverallt and within the same boundary is listed separately.

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