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Glencairn Tenement, High Street, Dumbarton

A Category B Listed Building in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.9432 / 55°56'35"N

Longitude: -4.5713 / 4°34'16"W

OS Eastings: 239512

OS Northings: 675220

OS Grid: NS395752

Mapcode National: GBR 0L.YK25

Mapcode Global: WH3NJ.RWD8

Plus Code: 9C7QWCVH+7F

Entry Name: Glencairn Tenement, High Street, Dumbarton

Listing Name: High Street, Glencairn Tenement (Gas Board Offices)

Listing Date: 3 March 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 360997

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB24887

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumbarton

County: West Dunbartonshire

Town: Dumbarton

Electoral Ward: Dumbarton

Traditional County: Dunbartonshire

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Description

Dated 1623 on dormerhead but possibly incorporating some
earlier fabric. 3-storey 4-bay town house. Coursed squared
rubble. Round-arched pend to left with shaped stone over
keystone; 3 taller round-arched openings inserted 1924-5 fill
remaining bays. Windows above have 12-pane sashes and moulded
reveals; central rectangular plaque-recess at 1st floor;
continuous string above: 2nd floor windows have broken
pedimented dormerheads with spike finials. Crow-stepped
gables; rebuilt end stacks; slate roof. Extended to rear in
19th century.

Statement of Interest

Category B only because of altered ground floor. Modern plaque on central column inscribed "formerly the town residence of the Earl of Glencairn and the Duke of Argyll. Acquired by the Town Council of Dumbarton in 1924.

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