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Latitude: 55.4312 / 55°25'52"N
Longitude: -4.6706 / 4°40'14"W
OS Eastings: 231114
OS Northings: 618503
OS Grid: NS311185
Mapcode National: GBR 38.ZTJ5
Mapcode Global: WH2PW.7R46
Entry Name: High Greenan House
Listing Date: 11 April 1991
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353013
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18846
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Ayr West
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Office of J K Hunter of Ayr,possibly by James Carrick,1910.Arts and Crafts mansion of English Manor House type,set in its own grounds with lodge and gatepiers.Asymmetrical composition,roughly T-plan,with complex arrangement of gables.Grey dry-dash.Sash and case windows with original glazing.Slightly overhanging,swept eaves,tall stacks,some very broad and flared beneath shallow coping.
N (entrance) elevation:long range;asymmetrical 2-storey and attic main block with randomly placed openings,entrance in advanced gable to left;more regular,long 2-storey range adjoining to right.Segmentally arched doorway,boarded timber door deeply recessed,with wrought-iron fittings and incised description above:"Here we have no continuing city".Tiny closet window to left,tall stair window above.Bipartite to right at 1st floor,single attic window.Piended attic dormer to right.Long 4-bay wing adjoining at right,with 3 irregular gables.Mullioned bipartite/multi-light windows.Deeply recessed gable to left has asymmetrically stepped projecting chimney stack.
S (garden) elevation:main block of house has pair of gables at right,the outer gable with canted bay rising through 2 floors,bipartite to each elevation,and bipartite to attic.Gable to left has 3 windows at ground floor,tripartite above.Recessed L-plan bay to outer left,now accommodating garage entered fromslapping in otherwise blind W gable.
E elevation:advanced canted bay at ground spanning gable and outer left bay with tall mullioned windows to each elevation.Bipartite above at 1st floor.
Interior:Simple,Arts and Crafts interior with some Jacobean detailing,dark timber panelling,Jacobean fire surround at ground floor.Brass light fittings also survive.
The house was built for Mr James Edward Shaw (1871-1954),a solicitor who later became Deputy Lieutenant of the County,a JP and an Honorary Sheriff-Substitute.It is illustrated in the studio Yearbook of 1912,and described as "an excellent example of modern Scottish domestic architecture".
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