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Latitude: 55.8195 / 55°49'10"N
Longitude: -4.3703 / 4°22'13"W
OS Eastings: 251589
OS Northings: 661015
OS Grid: NS515610
Mapcode National: GBR 3M.69MQ
Mapcode Global: WH3P6.VZ2K
Entry Name: 1554 Barrhead Road, 17-20 (Inclusive) Hurlethill Court, East Hurlet House
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377361
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33585
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Greater Pollok
Traditional County: Renfrewshire
Said to have been built in 1763. 2-storey 3-bay house reputed one-time home of Charles Macintosh, inventor of the waterproof coat. Central door, with re-used surround, shallow recessed single storey and attic single bay flanking wings. Coursed, squared and part diagonally-tooled rubble, droved ashlar dressings with flag margins; small-paned sashes, straight skews; end stacks; slate roofs. Dormers to wings. Asymmetrical roofline at rear created by (mostly 19th century) additions, central raised gabled bay contains stair. W flank of w wing built of droved ashlar and with iron hook set above attic window, said to have been used for bringing Macintosh's chemicals in to his workshop.
Interior caontains panelling re-used from Curling Hall, Largs.
Detached rubble-built and slated outbuilding to E contains panel in S gable-head inscribed. "12 houses were / bulit here and / the Hurlet Hillpl-/anted in ye year 1777."
Macintosh patented his process for making waterproofed cotton in 1823.
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