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Bellside Lodge, 325 North Dryburgh Road, Wishaw

A Category C Listed Building in Murdostoun, North Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7938 / 55°47'37"N

Longitude: -3.9129 / 3°54'46"W

OS Eastings: 280164

OS Northings: 657268

OS Grid: NS801572

Mapcode National: GBR 113F.NX

Mapcode Global: WH4QR.VMWR

Plus Code: 9C7RQ3VP+GR

Entry Name: Bellside Lodge, 325 North Dryburgh Road, Wishaw

Listing Name: Wishaw, 325 North Dryburgh Road, Bellside Lodge Including Boundary Wall and Railings

Listing Date: 30 March 2001

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 395372

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47960

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Motherwell and Wishaw

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Motherwell And Wishaw

Electoral Ward: Murdostoun

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Circa 1890. Single storey, 3-bay asymmetrical, cottage ornee with gabled bay to right overhanging eaves with decorative pierced barge boarding. Coursed sandstone to principal elevation, rubble to rear with ashlar quoins and window margins, ashlar base course.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: studded timber door to centre with decorative cast-iron strap hinges, plain dressed ashlar jambs and lintel and penticed slated hood; advanced gabled bay to right with 8-point star panel with initials JH to gablehead; canted window with half piended roof. Bipartite window to left with stugged architrave and gable breaking eaves.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 diminishing gabled bays, that to outer right as service porch; squared random rubble advanced gable end bay to left with rectangular.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: windows to centre and right with stugged architrave; canted window to right with ashlar stone margins.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: irregular fenestration.

8-pane timber sash and case windows remaining to side and rear, modern out of character windows to front. Concrete tiles, ashlar coped stacks, cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 2000.

BOUNDARY WALLS: ashlar dwarf wall with saddle-back coping; flower-finialled cast-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Former lodge of the Coltness Estate. 'JH' carved on the tympanum panel stands for James Houldsworth whose family bought the estate in 1848. The Houldsworths were wealthy Yorkshire mill owners who moved to Lanarkshire to join the coal and iron manufacturing boom of the mid 19th century.

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