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Latitude: 56.0161 / 56°0'57"N
Longitude: -3.6085 / 3°36'30"W
OS Eastings: 299823
OS Northings: 681521
OS Grid: NS998815
Mapcode National: GBR 1R.SZ68
Mapcode Global: WH5R2.J1WT
Entry Name: 37 Stewart Avenue, Former Liberal Hall
Listing Date: 31 March 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397327
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49723
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Bo'ness and Blackness
Traditional County: West Lothian
J McKissock and W G Rowan, 1884. Tall 2-storey and part cellar, 5-bay, Scots Jacobean hall with crowstepped gables and balustraded balcony. Segmentally-headed door and transomed window; corbels; voussoirs; stone transoms and mullions; ball-finialled gables.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: slightly advanced gabled bay to centre and left with broad doorway and 2-leaf boarded timber door to left and narrow window to right, these under corbelled and balustraded balcony giving way to 2 triangular-pedimented windows flanking tiny light, and ball-finialled gablehead with moulded datestone. Regular fenestration to 2 bays at right and single bay to left (latter with boarded windows).
W (PROVIDENCE BRAE) ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to centre with tall tripartite window at ground and 9-part transomed window above breaking into gablehead with arrowslit, flanking re-entrants each with single window to each floor of narrow angled gabled bay (all windows blocked).
E ELEVATION: plain gabled elevation with truncated gablehead stack.
N ELEVATION: asymmetrical fenestration to elevation almost abutting St Mary's Church (see Notes).
Plate glass glazing, some with obscured glass, in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Ashlar-coped skews.
INTERIOR: moulded cornices; part-glazed screen door; dog-leg staircase with decorative cast-iron balusters; timber fireplaces that to ground E with overmantel. Principal 1st floor hall with coombed ceiling and segmentally-arched window.
Architects McKissock and Rowan were practising at 234 West George Street, Glasgow when plans were drawn up for the Liberal Hall. The hall was converted to a snooker hall probably during the 1920s and after WWII became a scout hall. During the late 1960s it was purchased for use as a store and upholsterers business. Currently partially unoccupied (2003). The nearby St Mary's Church is listed separately.
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