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3 Cathkin House, off Menteith Drive

A Category B Listed Building in Rutherglen South, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8036 / 55°48'13"N

Longitude: -4.1905 / 4°11'25"W

OS Eastings: 262795

OS Northings: 658877

OS Grid: NS627588

Mapcode National: GBR 3V.78JF

Mapcode Global: WH4QM.LDQ6

Entry Name: 3 Cathkin House, off Menteith Drive

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 377592

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33705

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Carmunnock

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Rutherglen South

Parish: Carmunnock

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Country house designed by James Ramsay, architect and landscape gardener in Edinburgh. Built 1799, for Walter Ewing Macrae. Some late 19th/early 20th century additions. Now (1992) and Old Folk's Home. Classical; principally 2 storeys, built on slope, full basement storey to rear (north). South front a shallow U-plan with (?Kinross-inspired) giant clasping pilasters at wings; paired stacks suggest a basically tripartite plan; large added central porch said to be not all one build (Williamson, op cit, p497). Plain regular bays at east flank, shallow-bowed centre to north front, and Serlian windows.

Original service court at west flank incorporating low north-facing wing with heavily-rusticated stonework; heightened 2/3-storeys probably early 20th century, and deepened to south on plan by carrying new south wall on massive stone pillars.

Original house built of pinned rubble, ashlar dressings, sash and case windows, slate roof; additions in ashlar.

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