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Latitude: 56.0158 / 56°0'56"N
Longitude: -4.7699 / 4°46'11"W
OS Eastings: 227438
OS Northings: 683782
OS Grid: NS274837
Mapcode National: GBR 0C.SVW1
Mapcode Global: WH2M3.P2V1
Plus Code: 9C8Q268J+83
Entry Name: Artarman, Artarman Road, Rhu
Listing Name: Rhu Village, Artarman Road, Artarman with Gatepiers
Listing Date: 8 September 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353843
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19495
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: Lomond North
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Circa 1838. 2-storey, 4-bay, gabled, Tudor-gothic house.
Rectangular-plan with wing extension to NE. White painted harl
with sandstone dressings and margins; chamfered reveals. Base
course; quoin strips; hoodmoulds. Gabled, ashlar dormerheads
SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: 4 bays; advanced gabled bay at penultimate left, canted window at ground, window above, blank shield in gablehead, finial. Windows symmetrically disposed in bay to left. 2 bays to right of gabled block; lean-to verandah, timber with swept lead roof. Door to inner bay, lower panelled with fixed-pane glazing and 2-pane rectangular fanlight. Window to outer right, dormerheaded windows symmetrically disposed.
SE ELEVATION: broad gable with lower 2-bay wing recessed to right.
2 windows symmetrically disposed at ground in gable, 1st floor window to right. Near-symmetrical, lower block, 2 windows at ground, that to right larger. Gabled dormerheaded window to left with window directly under eaves to right, 2 skylights.
NW ELEVATION: broad gabled bay to outer right; canted window at ground outer right, window to left. Window at 1st floor with blank shield at gablehead. Lower block to left, windows symmetrically disposed, gabled dormerheaded window.
NE (REAR) ELEVATION: 2 gabled wings to outer left and right, recessed bay at centre, windows off-centre to right, modern, lean-to, flat-roofed addition covering ground floor. Skylights. Single storey, lean-to block against outer right gable.
12-lying-pane glazing. Slate roof, lead flashings. Pitched ashlar
coping to skews and skewputts, also for dormerheads. Tall, corniced, sandstone ridge stacks, on pedestals; octagonal cans.
INTERIOR: plain cornices and plasterwork. Plain iron, railed
stair balustrade; black marble chimneypiece to dining room.
GATEPIERS: octagonal, painted ashlar gatepiers; triangulated
caps; pier to right slightly damaged.
Artarman is shown on the 1st edition OS map and probably dates from the 1830s and the earlier feuing of land at Rhu. A sketch of the house, dated 1845, shows the verandah wrapped around the SE side of the villa.
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