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Rhu Village, Armadale Road, Torwood Cottage

A Category B Listed Building in Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0153 / 56°0'55"N

Longitude: -4.7682 / 4°46'5"W

OS Eastings: 227537

OS Northings: 683722

OS Grid: NS275837

Mapcode National: GBR 0C.T2S7

Mapcode Global: WH2M3.Q2LF

Entry Name: Rhu Village, Armadale Road, Torwood Cottage

Listing Date: 18 March 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353841

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19493

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. Single storey and attic over raised basement, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, symmetrical villa. Cream harling with sandstone ashlar dressings and margins. Base course, band course, quoin strips. Projecting bracketted eaves.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays. Stone steps and platt to door at centre of principal floor, cast-iron balusters. Glazed, trellised lean-to porch, panelled door; panelled vestibule door with 6-pane upper glazing. Blank, shield above door; gable breaking eaves over centre bay, exposed rafters. Large flanking windows, both with block pediment (louvred wooden shutters). Narrow fixed 3-pane lights on either side of steps to basement, large window to outer right. 2 gabled dormers symmetrically disposed.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay, windows symmetrically disposed at principal floor; smaller barred window at ground. Barred window at ground outer right on left return, 2 windows to left. Single storey wing advanced to outer left, single window to right of W elevation and 2 windows on N elevation.

E ELEVATION: 3 windows symmetrically disposed at principal floor; door at centre ground with lean-to glazed porch. Block advanced to outer right, window in left return, blank wall to E.

12-pane sash and case windows, thick astragals. Grey slate piend and platformed roof. Coped, shouldered, wallhead stack, ridge stack on wing.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

GARDEN SHED: single storey, rubble with ashlar margins; quoins strips. 2 windows to W. Grey slate piend and platform roof.

Statement of Interest

Torwood Cottage is shown on the 1st edition map.

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