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3 Stuart Street, Rothesay, Bute

A Category B Listed Building in Rothesay, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.8359 / 55°50'9"N

Longitude: -5.0545 / 5°3'16"W

OS Eastings: 208817

OS Northings: 664521

OS Grid: NS088645

Mapcode National: GBR FFW9.5HR

Mapcode Global: WH1LM.BKBY

Plus Code: 9C7PRWPW+96

Entry Name: 3 Stuart Street, Rothesay, Bute

Listing Name: 3 Stuart Street

Listing Date: 2 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 386394

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB40459

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200386394

Location: Rothesay

County: Argyll and Bute

Town: Rothesay

Electoral Ward: Isle of Bute

Traditional County: Buteshire

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Early 19th century; flatted 1937; refurbished later 20th century. Symmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay plain classical style flatted house with projecting stair tower at rear. Snecked rubble sandstone; polished red sandstone dressings. Raised base course; raised lintel course; corniced eaves. Droved red rubble quoins; droved long and short surrounds to polished openings; projecting cills. Random rubble sandstone at rear and E; render at W.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central entrance at ground comprising corniced door-surround, surmounting date stone inscribed "1626 - 1826"; enamel-tiled vestibule; replacement part-glazed timber doors recessed within and to right of entrance. Single windows at ground in bays to outer left and right; single windows in all bays at 1st floor.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: full-height stair tower at centre; single windows at both floors in flanking bays to left and right.

12-pane timber sash and case windows to both elevations. Graded grey slate roof; raised skews; coped rendered apex stacks to E and W; circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1996.

Statement of Interest

A simple but interesting flatted house overlooking Rothesay Castle.

Rothesay is one of Scotland's premier seaside resorts, developed primarily during the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries, and incorporates an earlier medieval settlement. The town retains a wide range of buildings characteristic of its development as a high status 19th century holiday resort, including a range of fine villas, a Victorian pier and promenade.

The history and development of Rothesay is defined by two major phases. The development of the medieval town, centred on Rothesay Castle, and the later 19th and early 20th century development of the town as a seaside resort. Buildings from this later development, reflect the wealth of the town during its heyday as a tourist destination, and include a range of domestic and commercial architecture of a scale sometimes found in larger burghs. Both the 19th and early 20th century growth of the town, with a particular flourish during the inter-war period, included areas of reclaimed foreshore, particularly along the coast to the east of the town and around the pier and pleasure gardens.

(List description revised as part of Rothesay listing review 2010-11).

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