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Crosslaw House, Home Street

A Category B Listed Building in Lanark, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.6698 / 55°40'11"N

Longitude: -3.7616 / 3°45'41"W

OS Eastings: 289296

OS Northings: 643213

OS Grid: NS892432

Mapcode National: GBR 225W.DC

Mapcode Global: WH5SK.6R0C

Entry Name: Crosslaw House, Home Street

Listing Date: 24 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 381922

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37002

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lanark

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: Lanark

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Built 1880. 2-storey and attic, purple sandstone rubble with cream sandstone dressings. Main frontage has central bay and end bays advanced. Central gabled bay has Tudor arched doorway with hoodmould, 2 leaf door with ornamental wrought iron hinges, and flanking single windows. At first floor tripartite mullioned and transomed window with hoodmould raised in Centre over panel. Small attic window. Gable has slightly projecting thin skews and cast-iron finial. End bays, linked to centre by plain 3-bay sections, are gabled, with bipartite windows at ground and first, small attic window as centre. Gable treatment as centre. Base course stairs to door replaced by ramp. Roof Scotch slates, with sheet iron ridge ventilators, ridge chimney stacks flanking central bay. Where centre bay roof meets main ridge octagonal cupola with Roman Doric columns, plain frieze and cornice and steeply pitched slated roof rising to circle of brattishing with finials. Within column ring louvred ventilator. Sides and rear unremarkable. Small lodge cottage in similar style to main block with central doorway flanked by bipartite to left and single window to right. All windows, except small ones and upper panes of tripartite, 4-pane sash and case.

Statement of Interest

Built 1880 as Lanark Poorhouse. A good example of a late-Victorian poorhouse, unaltered externally.

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