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Latitude: 56.0409 / 56°2'27"N
Longitude: -4.529 / 4°31'44"W
OS Eastings: 242552
OS Northings: 685993
OS Grid: NS425859
Mapcode National: GBR 0N.RGJK
Mapcode Global: WH3N5.DFLC
Entry Name: Gartocharn, Chimes Cottage Including Ancillary Structures and Boundary Wall
Listing Date: 13 December 1999
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 393880
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46543
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Dunbartonshire
Electoral Ward: Lomond
Traditional County: Dunbartonshire
Earlier to mid 19th century with later additions to sides; late 20th century additions and alterations at rear. Single storey with attic, 3-bay cottage with lower, single bay addition to outer right; 2-bay, piend-roofed addition to outer left; later piend-roofed addition at rear. Whitewashed rubble.
W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: principal block with timber panelled door centred at ground; later timber-bracketed gabled canopy; single windows in flanking bays. Single window in lower addition to outer right. 2-bay addition to outer left with timber panelled door to right; single window to left.
N (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-bay, piend-roofed addition projecting to right. 2-bay, piend-roofed projection recessed to left with timber door to right; timber-bracketed gabled canopy; single window to left.
E (REAR) ELEVATION: principal block with single windows flanking piend-roofed projection off-set to right of centre; gabled dormerheads to left and right. Window centred in single bay addition to outer left. Piend-roofed addition to outer right with single window off-set to left of centre.
12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to principal block; some modern glazing to sides and rear; rooflights. Grey slate roof. Coped apex stacks to principal block; circular cans; coped wallhead stack to piend-roofed side addition; octagonal can.
INTERIOR: not seen 1999.
ANCILLARY STRUCTURES: single storey blocks abutting boundary wall to N and NE; grey slate roofs.
BOUNDARY WALL: whitewashed rubble wall partially enclosing site; timber pedestrian entry gate.
A good example of a traditional type, prominently set on a corner site. Plans show the timber-bracketed canopies, gabled dormerheads and piend-roofed rear addition date from the late 20th century. The early OS map marks the cottage as 'Bridgend' - now the name of the later cottage to the S.
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