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Glengyle House Steading Including Cobbled Yard

A Category C Listed Building in Trossachs and Teith, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2864 / 56°17'10"N

Longitude: -4.6084 / 4°36'30"W

OS Eastings: 238639

OS Northings: 713492

OS Grid: NN386134

Mapcode National: GBR 0K.7W4N

Mapcode Global: WH3LZ.58S4

Entry Name: Glengyle House Steading Including Cobbled Yard

Listing Date: 26 June 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396163

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48701

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Early to mid 19th century, possibly incorporating late 18th century or earlier fabric. Single storey, U-plan steading. Random rubble including large boulders, slaister pointing.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced arm to left; central door; window to left flank. Window and door to right return. Advanced arm to right; inserted 2-leaf door to centre; door in left return. Connecting range set back to centre; inserted doorway to far left; door to near centre and far right, small square window between doors.

NW ELEVATION: door to far left; 2 advanced modern buttresses with segmental archway between. Door to right of archway; blocked window to right of door; single window to far right.

NE ELEVATION: 3 ventilation slits to far left byre; possible drainage hole to near centre; small blocked opening/window to centre; window to right; large inserted door to right; window to far right.

SE ELEVATION: off-centre door to left; 2 ventilation slits to left of door; 3 to right.

Timber boarded doors. 2-pane upper windows with timber louvers below to W arm windows. Piended slate roof, slightly swept; slates laid in diminishing courses. Numerous rooflights.

INTERIOR: 3 rooms to W; dividing rubble walls between do not reach present roof level. S room; lime plastered walls; impress of possible former flue to N wall; changes in wallhead height visible. Archway from NW leads into small middle room; projection of stonework in S inner wall (rear of possible flue). Further small room to N; blocked opening between N and middle rooms. Linear animal shed to central section; later feeding troughs; timber boarding between rooms. Splayed ventilation slits to E byre; stone partition wall between this and central section. Inserted loft to S. Common open rafter timber roof.

COBBLED YARD: cobbled section between 2 arms of steading.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Glenglye House and Glengyle Burial Enclosure. Two buildings are depicted on Stobie's 1783 map to the NE of Glengyle House. It is possible that one of these were farm buildings which have been incorporated into the present U-plan range. Variations in the stone hint at differing stages of development of the steading. Evidence of what may have been a chimney flue in the W arm of the steading possibly suggests residential use at some point and there are indications that the height of the wallhead has been altered. The building is sited on sloping land which dips down to the SW with rocky outcrops to the rear. It was the former steading of Glengyle House (see separate List), the birthplace of Rob Roy MacGregor. The MacGregor of Glengyle burial enclosure lies to the W of the steading. Glengyle is mentioned by Sir Walter Scott both in The Lady of The Lake and in Rob Roy. Loch Katrine and Glengyle became popular places of Romantic and literary pilgrimage in the 19th century; both William Wordsworth and James Hogg visited. It is largely for its association with Glengyle House that the steading is listed. For further information see Glengyle House list description.

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