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Shandon, Shore Road, Aldonaig with Outbuildings

A Category C Listed Building in Rhu, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.022 / 56°1'19"N

Longitude: -4.7852 / 4°47'6"W

OS Eastings: 226509

OS Northings: 684514

OS Grid: NS265845

Mapcode National: GBR 0B.SQYQ

Mapcode Global: WH2LX.GWKT

Entry Name: Shandon, Shore Road, Aldonaig with Outbuildings

Listing Date: 8 September 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353925

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19538

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rhu

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Lomond North

Parish: Rhu

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century with later 19th century additions. 2-storey, asymmetrical, gabled, rambling-plan house. Rendered with chamfered, golden sandstone margins; chamfered arrises and quoin strips. Projecting bracketted eaves.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay gabled block of main house with single storey advanced block to outer right. Broad advanced gable to outer left, window to right at 1st floor. M-gabled block to right, door at ground right, glazed with sandstone surround, window at 1st floor in gablehead. Windows symmetrically disposed in bay to left. Single storey advanced bay to outer right. Window at ground left, small round-headed window in gablehead.

W ELEVATION: 4 gabled bays. Broad bay to outer left, window at ground and 1st floor, quoin strips separate from 3 symmetrical bays to right. Centre gabled bay has shield at gablehead, windows symmetrically disposed. Blank bay to outer right.

N ELEVATION: advanced gable to outer right, large windows at ground, small windows at 1st floor. Kitchen court to left and asymmetrical rear of main house with square dormers.

E ELEVATION: 3 bays. Door and window to outer left, gently-bowed window at centre, 2 windows to outer right. Bays united by symmetrically placed square-headed dormers.

12-pane sash and case windows, 6-pane over 9-pane for lower block on S elevation, 8-pane over 12-pane for W elevation. Leaded casement windows for dormers. Grey slate roof. Coped and rendered ridge stacks with circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1993.

OUTBUILDINGS: single storey block to W adjacent to garden. Rubble with harl pointing, stugged red sandstone margins. Boarded door at ground with window to left on S elevation, hoist door at centre, eaves project under gambrel roof, supported on sandstone corbels. Square dormerheads at side elevations.

Casement, leaded windows. Grey slate roof.

WALLED GARDEN: high rubble wall with slab coping.

Statement of Interest

Aldonaig and Broomknowie (now demolished) reputedly formed the headquarters of a large company of distillers in an area notorious for illicit whisky distillation. Aldonaig is marked on the 1st edition map.

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