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Graystone

A Category C Listed Building in Balfron, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0673 / 56°4'2"N

Longitude: -4.2845 / 4°17'4"W

OS Eastings: 257874

OS Northings: 688403

OS Grid: NS578884

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y.PPG2

Mapcode Global: WH3N3.5R0M

Entry Name: Graystone

Listing Date: 30 October 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396525

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49014

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balfron

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Forth and Endrick

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

Late 18th/early 19th century with minor alterations. Single storey with later attic to farmhouse; long; rectangular-plan range incorporating symmetrical 3-bay farmhouse at centre and slightly lower height flanking attached agricultural outbuildings. Limewashed rubble; partly harled. Flush painted architraves to openings to principal (NW) elevation of farmhouse. Coped skews to farmhouse.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: farmhouse to centre; central entrance with flanking windows to ground floor and attic (later/late 19th century polygonal piended dormers to attic). Attached range to left thought to include milking parlour/byre; standard entrance to right (adjoining farmhouse); 2 windows to left (that to right smaller). Attached range to right including barn with hayloft; largely blank apart from entrances to right and outer left (adjoining farmhouse); that to outer left with small low flanking windows and shallow opening above.

SW ELEVATION: gable end of barn with pitching window to gable.

SE ELEVATION: remains of circular-plan former threshing mill to left.

2-pane timber sash and case windows to farmhouse. Grey slate roofs/partly corrugated asbestos to outbuildings. Coped gablehead stacks to either side (NE and SW) of farmhouse.

INTERIOR: not inspected (1999).

Statement of Interest

An early 19th century building sympathetically altered circa 1840. The amin section retains its original appearance to S elevation. The wings formerly extended at right angles to N for a short distance. According to the present (1999) occupant it was built as a farmhouse and more recently divided up into 2 cottages. It was converted back to a single dwelling during the renovations of circa 1970. Prior to this it contained a box bed.

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