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Motherwell, Manse Road, Old Dalzell Manse Including Coach House

A Category B Listed Building in Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig, North Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7722 / 55°46'19"N

Longitude: -3.9869 / 3°59'12"W

OS Eastings: 275459

OS Northings: 654996

OS Grid: NS754549

Mapcode National: GBR 01LP.NN

Mapcode Global: WH4QX.Q5PS

Entry Name: Motherwell, Manse Road, Old Dalzell Manse Including Coach House

Listing Date: 24 October 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 383443

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38241

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Motherwell And Wishaw

Electoral Ward: Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, manse with single storey flanking offices. Droved, squared yellow sandstone coursers with ashlar sandstone dressings. Base course, cill course, projecting cavetto moulded cornice; corner margins and architraved openings, regular fenestration

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 stone steps at centre to tall corniced door with slender pilasters flanking, 2-leaf panelled door, 9-light rectangular fanlight; small porch to astragal glazed inner door below semicircular arched fanlight. Eaves height windows to 1st floor.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: varied and irregular fenestration, door to centre left below letterbox fanlight.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: single storey addition to centre right, rectangular-plan, pavilion roof; blocked doorway to centre flanking windows, window to right return.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: single storey addition to centre right, rectangular-plan, pavilion roof; window to left, window to left return, window and doorway to right return.

Predominantly 12-pane sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing, skews, moulded coping to gable end stacks, cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2001

COACH HOUSE: early 19th century. single storey, rectangular-plan, gabled coach house to rear of manse. Squared yellow sandstone rubble with droved sandstone quoins. Twin 2-leaf boarded carriage doors with strap hinges to SW elevation. Grey slates, skews, cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Typical late eighteenth/early nineteenth century Scottish manse. The 3-bay, 2-storey manse with small symmetrical single storey wings was a large, refined and comfortable building type developed by the church as a part of "an enlightened policy to induce men of learning and culture to accept charges in the country to serve rural populations remote from centres of teaching". The support or collusion between the church and the local land-owning class is clear here, as elsewhere, where a costly manse and glebe is situated as close to an estate boundary as to the church. In this case the Dalzell estate of the Hamiltons of Dalzell. A relationship between church, state and landowner beloved by the eighteenth century improvers and held up for condemnation by the leaders of the 1843 Disruption in equal measures.

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