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Whistlefield, House with Gatepiers and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Lomond North, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0971 / 56°5'49"N

Longitude: -4.8388 / 4°50'19"W

OS Eastings: 223516

OS Northings: 693005

OS Grid: NS235930

Mapcode National: GBR 08.MYRP

Mapcode Global: WH2LP.N01P

Entry Name: Whistlefield, House with Gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 18 March 1994

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353195

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18971

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Later 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay rectangular- plan cottage villa with 2-bay wing recessed to right. Stugged, squared and snecked honey-coloured sandstone with polished sandstone margins and dressings. Base course; strip quoins; projecting bracketted eaves.

MAIN ELEVATION: 3 symmetrical bays; roll-moulded arrises. Segmental-

arched door, 2-leaf, 4-panelled door with plate glass fanlight. Flanking canted windows. Lower 2-bay wing recessed to right, modern forestair at right return.

Plate glass sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with terracotta,

perforated cresting, finials. Ashlar corniced wallhead stacks with octagonal cans. Decorative cast-iron waterhead retained.

INTERIOR: good painted glass on inner half-glazed door; simple interior, central hall.

Statement of Interest

The house is shown on the 2nd edition map. It is in close proximity

to the former Whistlefield station and may have had some connections with the railway. The house holds a prominent site on the old drover's road to Protincaple.

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