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Portincaple, Feuins Road, Dalriada with Garden House and Garden Wall

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0974 / 56°5'50"N

Longitude: -4.8411 / 4°50'28"W

OS Eastings: 223370

OS Northings: 693042

OS Grid: NS233930

Mapcode National: GBR 08.MY47

Mapcode Global: WH2LP.L0XG

Entry Name: Portincaple, Feuins Road, Dalriada with Garden House and Garden Wall

Listing Date: 1 May 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353839

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19491

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Watson and Salmond, 1909. Single storey, 3-bay bungalow-style house on ground falling to SE. L-plan with semicircular veranda, SE wing, porch projection to NE and former conservatory advanced at S. White- painted harl with some applied timber detailing. Flush timber-mullioned windows with cills and cornices.

NW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 broad bays; timber veranda at centre on semicircular plinth with 2 stone steps to entrance; supported on timber pillars; consoles under projecting eaves. Half-glazed door to recessed centre; flanking bipartite casement windows. Wide, shallow segmental leaded dormer at centre, stained glass lighting stair hall; lead half-drum roof. Large, 5-light mullioned window grouped towards centre in outer right and left bays.

NE ELEVATION: 3 bays. Projecting porch at centre, half-piend roof; applied timber cill course and detailing. Doors on right and left returns; panelled, 4-centred arch door set into basket arch opening. Small, tripartite window (4-pane per window) below eaves on NE elevation. 4-light window in right and left bay at upper level.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-storey advanced block, 2 round-headed boarded doors at centre at basement level. Tripartite window at centre directly under eaves; flanking vents. Single storey at right return, door in corner, bipartite window at outer left, small window to right. Block of main house to right, 3 bays with 4th canted bay to outer left, 2 tripartites at centre, small window to outer right.

SW (GARDEN) ELEVATION: 5 asymmetrical bays. Canted, flat-roofed boiler house advanced in front of penultimate bay to left with gable breaking eaves; lean-to conservatory reached by forestair to right; now with perspex roof, raggle of former gable of conservatory above on gable. Small 4-paned window to outer left; tripartite window to right. 2-bay wing block slightly recessed to right; canted full-height bay to outer right, single window at ground; canted window at 1st floor, directly under eaves. Boarded door and flanking window to left; tripartite

window at 1st floor.

Timber-mullioned tripartite and 5-light casement windows; 6-pane lights. Piended, red pantiled roof with semicircular terracotta ridge tiles; lead flashings. Grey harled, tall ridge stack jettied and with red tile coping, terracotta cans; apex stack on gable to SW elevation.

INTERIOR: entrance into large vestibule with vaulted ceiling;

stained glass, tripartite segmental window lighting hall; centre

window vignette with ship and setting sun and entwining roses to

right and left. Former studio to N.

GARDEN HOUSE: single storey, square-plan, piend-roofed garden house with pigeon loft in SE corner of garden. Harled, pantiled roof with semicircular ridge tiles and terracotta finial. Boarded door on N elevation, small window on E elevation. Timber flight-holes breaking roof line, but also with pantiles on N and W ridge.

GARDEN WALL: low garden boundary wall to SW and W. Red industrial brick with semicircular coping; higher to W. Segmental-headed bridge carries wall over burn to NW. 3 steps lead down to garden from entrance.

Statement of Interest

The house was built for the artist James Kay (1858-1942). It is an early example of the type inspired by the bungalows of the Nabobs in India, which became popular for speculative housing in the 1920s and 30s.

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