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Larkhall, 51 Hamilton Street

A Category C Listed Building in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7449 / 55°44'41"N

Longitude: -3.9754 / 3°58'31"W

OS Eastings: 276090

OS Northings: 651941

OS Grid: NS760519

Mapcode National: GBR 02P0.4F

Mapcode Global: WH4QX.XV3Q

Entry Name: Larkhall, 51 Hamilton Street

Listing Date: 30 March 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391927

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45116

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalserf

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Larkhall

Parish: Dalserf

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Late 19th century. 2-storey 3-bay asymmetrical, rectangular-plan house with square projection with full-height 4-light canted window to left and round-arched pedimented window breaking eaves to right; overhanging eaves and exposed rafters. Stugged red sandstone ashlar (grey sandstone to sides and rear) with polished ashlar dressings. Base course; deep cornice over canted bay; coped parapet with terminal blocks to square projection. Stone mullions; relieving arch over window at ground; long and short quoins.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: architraved and corniced door at ground in bay to centre with shaped square panel above; asymmetrically panelled timber door; small, bipartite window at 1st floor above. 3-light window at ground in bay to right; bipartite, pedimented window at 1st floor above. Full-height 4-light canted window in bay to right with ball-finialled pyramidal roof.

SW (REAR) ELEVATION: irregular 6-bay, grouped 3-3, with single storey entrance bay to outer right. 3-bay group to left: window at each floor in bay to centre. Window at each floor (1st floor window breaking eaves) in bays flanking. 3-bay group to right: window at each floor in 2 bays to right; boarded door in bay to outer right.

NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: blank gabled wall with gablehead stack.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: irregularly fenestrated. Window at ground in gabled bay to centre; stair window above. Pitched 2-storey entrance projection to left with further piended projection from it. Wallhead stack to right of gable. Window at 1st floor to square projection to right.

2-pane timber sash and case windows with small pane glazing to upper pane. Grey slate roof; slate to additions; ashlar coped stacks to NW and SE; cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative rectangular hoppers and downpipe brackets.

INTERIOR: timber panelled vestibule door with small pane leaded stained glass upper section; stained glass strip lights flanking; sections divided by timber pilasters with plain frieze and cornice; timber skirting boards and timber panelled doors (asymmetrical as main external door) with brass finger plates and handles; painted square-plan timber banisters with pierced heart motifs after the manner of C.A. Voysey; dentilled cornice to canted drawing room.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: slightly tapered square-plan red sandstone ashlar piers set to right of house; plinths, rectangular panels to upper section, narrow frieze with block terminals and swept shallow pyramidal cap with large ball finial. Low red sandstone ashlar walls with tall block adjacent to piers; rounded ashlar cope (railings missing); replaced timber gates.

Statement of Interest

The building displays Art Nouveau influences in the internal timberwork and stained glass, the heart-shaped details reminiscent of the work of Alexander Cullen of Hamilton, who used them at St Machan's Church (listed separately).

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