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Bo'ness Road, Avondhu House Hotel and Gate Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Grangemouth, Falkirk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0161 / 56°0'58"N

Longitude: -3.7076 / 3°42'27"W

OS Eastings: 293644

OS Northings: 681671

OS Grid: NS936816

Mapcode National: GBR 1N.ST68

Mapcode Global: WH5R1.01RS

Entry Name: Bo'ness Road, Avondhu House Hotel and Gate Piers

Listing Date: 13 July 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378251

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34043

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Grangemouth

County: Falkirk

Town: Grangemouth

Electoral Ward: Grangemouth

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

J M McLaren, architect. Dated 1878. Substantial asymmetrical
Baronial house. 2 storeys and attic. Snecked, stugged
ashlar with tooled dressings, squared rubble sides.
Entrance in 2-storey square projection re-entrant angle to
right of front facade, elaborate neo-Jacobean door-piece with
balustrade and urns above. Cres and urn in panel to left of
door. Front elevation dominated by bold semi-elliptical
projection with sculptured frieze over ground and 1st floors,
attic window set in moulded architraves, pedimented and
flanked by obelisk supporters, cornical roof and weathervane.
Large chimney to W. Windows mainly transomed or cross design
with some stained glass to upper lights of dining room. Large
3-light square projecting window to E.
Single storey rear wing (now altered). Large rear
shouldered wallhead stack, 2 swept dormers.
Gatepiers: square ashlar, banded and panelled with deep
frieze pyramidal cap supporting ball finial.

Statement of Interest

Illustrated in THE BRITISH ARCHITECT 1877. Built for

D A McLaren "house erecting 1877" This house and Avon Hall

were the first independently designed houses by McLaren.

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