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Ballimore Estate, Barnlongart Including Ancillary Structure

A Category C Listed Building in Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.994 / 55°59'38"N

Longitude: -5.3327 / 5°19'57"W

OS Eastings: 192247

OS Northings: 682904

OS Grid: NR922829

Mapcode National: GBR FD6W.430

Mapcode Global: WH1KQ.1LWT

Entry Name: Ballimore Estate, Barnlongart Including Ancillary Structure

Listing Date: 4 May 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394512

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47128

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kilfinan

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Cowal

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

Later to late 19th century, possibly remodelled by William Leiper or William Hunter McNab, early 20th century. Asymmetrical 2-storey, 3-bay English Domestic style house with 2-storey rear wing stepped out at 1st floor forming T-plan; square-plan, 2-storey tower in re-entrant angle to E; single storey addition in re-entrant angle to W. Harled; sandstone dressings (droved in part); slatted timber tower. Overhanging timber bracketed eaves throughout; timber bargeboards. Narrow quoin strips; stone cills at ground to front; sandstone margins in part. Single storey, 5-bay ancillary structure to SE.

N (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: timber bracketed gabled porch projecting at centre with round-arched central opening; timber panelled door; 3-pane, round-arched fanlight. Timber-mullioned bipartite window aligned at 1st floor. Single storey, lean-to projection adjoining porch to right, incorporating 5-light angled glazing row to outer right; single window with uneven, gabled dormerhead breaking eaves above. Full-height bowed projection to outer left with 5-light glazing row at ground; 7-light glazing row at 1st floor beneath overhanging gablehead.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: principal gable end to right with single window at ground to left; bowed projection slightly recessed to right; gabled porch recessed to outer right. Single window at ground in bay recessed to left;

blind 1st floor projection. Taller 2-storey tower adjoined to left with windows at both floors. Lower 2-storey wing recessed to outer left with bipartite window at ground; 1st floor stepped out with timber-mullioned bipartite window at centre.

S (REAR) ELEVATION: 2-storey wing projecting at centre with single window at ground to left; boarded opening to right; window in 1st floor stepped out to left; single window at 1st floor to right. Taller 2-storey tower recessed to right with part-glazed timber door at ground to left; 3-pane fanlight; multi-pane windows at ground to right and aligned at 1st floor. Principal block recessed to outer right. Blind elevation to principal block recessed to outer left; piended addition in re-entrant angle to right.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: principal gable end to left with single window at ground to right; projecting window recessed to left; gabled porch recessed to outer left. 3-bay wing recessed to right with single window centred at ground; single window at ground in bay to left; boarded timber door at ground to outer right; 1st floor stepped out with timber-mullioned bipartite windows breaking eaves in gabled bays flanking centre. Small opening in single storey piended addition in re-entrant angle to left.

4-pane upper, plate glass lower timber windows flanking entrance; various 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-pane timber casement and sash and case windows to remaining openings. Grey slate roof; timber-bolted bargeboards to front; dentilled bargeboards to sides. Coped red sandstone apex stacks; circular cans.

INTERIOR: timber panelled reception room; timber panelled doors. Remainder not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: single storey, 5-bay. Harled; overhanging timber bracketed eaves. W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: boarded timber door at centre; single windows in flanking bays; boarded timber door to outer left; single window to outer right. 12-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piended roof; gabled, louvred ridge vent. Sandstone coping to harled ridge stack; circular cans. INTERIOR: rendered rubble walls. Shelving and hooks in place in part. Boarded timber ceiling.

Statement of Interest

Empty 1999. Set to the S of and still associated with Ballimore House - itself designed by David Hamilton circa 1832 and remodelled by William Leiper in 1898, with gardens designed by Thomas Mawson (see separate list entry and INVENTORY). Barnlongart was the estate's Dower House and although in poor condition, it remains a good example of a relatively rare stylistic type and, according to Davis, was remodelled by Leiper or his assistant McNab. Marked as 'Balilongart' on the 1997 OS map. Set within the boundaries of the INVENTORY site.

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