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Latitude: 55.7473 / 55°44'50"N
Longitude: -4.6366 / 4°38'11"W
OS Eastings: 234603
OS Northings: 653582
OS Grid: NS346535
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BWKQ
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.RS8Y
Entry Name: 12 Glebe Road, Craigallan
Listing Date: 31 March 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397339
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49736
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
John Fulton, builder, 1898-99. 2-storey and attic 3-bay villa with Baronial details. Slightly advanced gabled bay to L with gabletted crowsteps and apex finial; canted bay window to ground with decorative cast-iron brattishing; tripartite 1st floor window; pointed-arched attic window with label-stopped hoodmould. Bay to R with large 5-light bay windows to ground and 1st floors; crenellated parapet with conical, octagonal slated roof; lead finial. Central timber panelled 2-leaf outer door; letterbox fanlight; window to 1st floor. Battered base course; moulded string course above bay windows; moulded eaves course. Bull-faced coursed sandstone; polished ashlar margins.
E (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 bays with central projecting single storey service wing. Crowstepped gabled bay to R with window to ground, 1st floor bipartite, pointed-arched window to attic; bipartite stair window to centre; bipartites to ground and 1st floor to R.
N ELEVATION: window to ground and 1st floors.
Timber sash and case windows, plate glass lower sashes, upper sashes small-pane with coloured glass. Grey slates; ashlar crowstepped skews; corniced ashlar gable stacks with circular clay cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place in typical historicist fashion. Hall: unpainted American pine turned stair balustrade, tongue-and-groove lining below; mutuled cornice with rosettes; panelled dado; panelled inner door and surround with small-pane coloured glazing; naturalistic painted glass margin-paned stairlight. Drawing room: decorative plaster ceiling with roundels and strapwork, elaborate rose and foliate motif with '1898 JF 1899'; exposed pine panelled doors with brass fittings; panelled dado; pine chimneypiece (later hearth); lightfitting possibly original. Dining room: mahogany chimneypiece (later hearth) with carved frieze; cornice of thistles, fruit and flowers. Master bedroom: daffodil cornice; chimneypiece. Bedroom: painted timber Renaissance chimneypiece; grapevine cornice.
The villa is prominently sited on elevated ground outside the main town centre area of Beith. From map evidence this, the neighbouring villa and the pair of semi-detached villas were built between 1897 and 1910; these were possibly all built by John Fulton, a local builder. No 12 Glebe Road stands out from the others however with its well-detailed elevation and bold bay windows. It is thought that Fulton built the house for himself (his initials and the date of building are on the drawing room ceiling). The original glazing is of note and should be preserved to maintain the character of the building. The interior is well-preserved and displays a mix of historicist decorative styles popular at the time.
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