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Bothwell, 26 Silverwells Crescent, Including Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Bothwell, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7997 / 55°47'59"N

Longitude: -4.0723 / 4°4'20"W

OS Eastings: 270192

OS Northings: 658215

OS Grid: NS701582

Mapcode National: GBR 3Z.7RDC

Mapcode Global: WH4QP.FH16

Entry Name: Bothwell, 26 Silverwells Crescent, Including Gatepiers, Gates and Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391892

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45089

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bothwell

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Bothwell and Uddingston

Parish: Bothwell

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Later 19th century with later alterations and additions. 2-storey 2-bay asymmetrical house with 2-storey addition to rear (N). Decorative cast-iron and timber veranda with raised walkway encircling S end; deep overhanging eaves; square-plan tower with pyramidal roof to angle of addition to rear; rectangular cupola to rear block. Weathered stugged pink sandstone ashlar (cleaned/newer pink sandstone ashlar to rear block) with polished ashlar dressings. Base course; decorative fringe and overhanging eaves with exposed rafters to veranda; banded cill course to 1st floor; eaves course. Chamfered reveals and mullions to 5- and 3-light canted windows to right; plain mullions and surrounds to openings elsewhere; long and short quoins.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay original block to left (S end), with irregular additions set back to N end. S end: timber panelled door with rectangular-fanlight at ground in bay to centre; single window at 1st floor above. Bipartites at each floor in bay to right. Single window at ground in advanced bay to left; 3-light window at 1st floor above. Lean-to porch with modern door and window clasping angle to outer left. N end: irregular 3-bay. Modern iron steps to part-glazed modern door with rectangular fanlight at 1st floor in bay to centre; timber panelled door and flanking window at ground below. Single window, set high, to angle tower to right; round-arched stair window to square-plan stair-block abutting tower to angle. Single storey pitched addition at ground, in bay to outer left; glazed cupola above.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: single window at ground in bay to left of centre; 3-light window at 1st floor above. 5-light canted bay at ground, set wide in bay to right; 3-light canted bay at 1st floor above.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: irregular 5-bay, with 2-bay original block to left and 3-bay addition to right, grouped 2-1-2. Modern glazed door at ground with flanking window in gabletted bay to centre; window at 1st floor; carved patera below bracketed gablet; tall, wallhead stack above. Window (barred) at ground, window at 1st floor with paterae over, in each bay to right; cupola above. Modern door with rectangular fanlight at ground in bay to left; window at 1st floor above. Window at ground in bay to outer left; 3-light window at 1st floor above.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: lean-to brick addition with small flanking window at ground to N wall of addition; single storey pitched addition with window to right.

Predominantly 2- and 4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof; slate to additions and to central tower; ashlar coped stacks unevenly distributed to roof; cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1997.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: 3 square-plan sandstone ashlar gatepiers with deep base, corbelled frieze and foliate carved pediments; decorative (replacement) wrought-iron gate with similar pedestrian gate to left. Low, droved sandstone ashlar walls with curved ashlar cope.

Statement of Interest

Now divided and much extended, this large house is notable for the existence of an encircling veranda, with largely intact decorative fringing and fine cast-iron columnar supports. Surviving examples are relatively rare, despite their manufacture in considerable numbers.

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