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Hurlet House, Barrhead Road, Glasgow

A Category B Listed Building in Greater Pollok, Glasgow

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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

Plus Code: 9C7QRJ9H+RV

Entry Name: Hurlet House, Barrhead Road, Glasgow

Listing Name: 1554 Barrhead Road, 17-20 (Inclusive) Hurlethill Court, East Hurlet House

Listing Date: 15 December 1970

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377361

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33585

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Greater Pollok

Traditional County: Renfrewshire

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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."

Statement of Interest

Macintosh patented his process for making waterproofed cotton in 1823.

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