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Carbeth House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu

A Category B Listed Building in Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0167 / 56°1'0"N

Longitude: -4.768 / 4°46'4"W

OS Eastings: 227558

OS Northings: 683875

OS Grid: NS275838

Mapcode National: GBR 0C.SW9Y

Mapcode Global: WH2M3.Q1QC

Plus Code: 9C8Q268J+MR

Entry Name: Carbeth House, Torwoodhill Road, Rhu

Listing Name: Rhu Village, Torwoodhill Road, Carpeath

Listing Date: 18 March 1994

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353906

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19528

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200353906

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

Tagged with: Dower house

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James Smith, circa 1855. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular- plan villa.

White-painted harl with painted ashlar dressings and margins. Eaves cornice; quoin strips; base course.

S ELEVATION: 3 symmetrical bays. Projecting rectangular 5-light window support bridging decorative-cast iron balcony on modillion cornice. Door at centre, 2-leaf panelled door, half-glazed vestibule door, balcony forming porch over soffit with recessed panels and simple moulding. 3 windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor. Steps to entrance flanked by dies with decorative urns.

W ELEVATION: 2-bay main block with lower slightly recessed block to outer left. Windows symmetrically disposed in 2 outer left bays, small window immediately to right of penultimate bay; window to outer right at 1st floor.

E ELEVATION: 4-bay main house with single storey kitchen wing advanced to outer right. Lean-to garage at ground outer left, rubble wall dividing garage from single storey wing. Windows near-symmetrically placed at 1st floor, outer right bay slightly advanced.

3-pane plate glass sash and case windows; casement windows at 1st floor. Grey slate roof; sandstone, corniced wallhead stacks, octagonal cans.

INTERIOR: hall with winding stair with decorative cast-iron balusters; simple plasterwork; cupola with egg and dart and rosette plasterwork. Dining room and drawing room with compartmentalised ceilings; figurative consoles supporting beams; Corinthian pilasters.

Statement of Interest

The house is shown on the 1st edition map. It was apparently built as the dower house of Invergare. Invergare is listed separately.

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