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Greenock Road, Moorburn House

A Category B Listed Building in Largs, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7989 / 55°47'55"N

Longitude: -4.8674 / 4°52'2"W

OS Eastings: 220359

OS Northings: 659895

OS Grid: NS203598

Mapcode National: GBR 30.7QK1

Mapcode Global: WH2N1.6HGW

Entry Name: Greenock Road, Moorburn House

Listing Date: 14 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 382187

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB37166

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Town: Largs

Electoral Ward: North Coast and Cumbraes

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Dated 1876. Asymmetrical Italianate villa; 2 storeys, square-

plan, with lower 2-storey 2-bay wing to east. Snecked stugged

ashlar with polished dressings. South elevation 3 bays.

Central door, approached by steps, projecting porch supported

by 2 square piers. Bold mutule cornice and decorative cast-iron balustrade over porch and also over projecting ground floor

bipartite in advanced gabled left bay. 1st floor with round-

headed glazed balcony door above porch. Architraved window in

right bay below bracketed projecting bipartite; 1st floor

tripartite in left bay. Lights in outer bays divided by

colonettes, round-headed and with channelled voussoirs.

Decorative gable heads and deeply projecting eaves. West

elevation almost identical, minus doorway, canted ground

floor window in right bay below bipartite with relieving

arch above. Sash windows, mostly with pilastered jambs.

South elevation of 2-bay wing to east has pilastered and

corniced doorcase; simplified window details; End and axial

stacks and slate roofs.

Interior: some panelling and decorative plaster work,

especially in entrance hall and stairs.

Statement of Interest

The stable block was demolished in December 2010.

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