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Skelmorlie, 11a Montgomerie Terrace with Ancillary Building

A Category C Listed Building in North Coast and Cumbraes, North Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8692 / 55°52'9"N

Longitude: -4.8878 / 4°53'16"W

OS Eastings: 219406

OS Northings: 667774

OS Grid: NS194677

Mapcode National: GBR GF96.9W5

Mapcode Global: WH2MM.WQNY

Entry Name: Skelmorlie, 11a Montgomerie Terrace with Ancillary Building

Listing Date: 7 January 2005

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397889

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50042

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Largs

County: North Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: North Coast and Cumbraes

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Circa 1880. Single-storey and attic, roughly Y-plan former coach house, stable and cottage (now house) on sloping site with open courtyard to W (front) and projecting wing to centre of rear. Round 2-storey turret to W, glazed roof to courtyard, some decorative half-timbering, and crowstepped gables. Tooled, squared, snecked red sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Upper floor slightly jettied out; eaves course to turret. Chamfered window margins with sloping cills.

W (PRINCIPAL) AND COURTYARD ELEVATIONS: gabled wing to left with bipartite stone-mullioned window at ground and later tripartite window to attic; half-timbering to courtyard elevation and 2 swept-roof dormers. Turret with finialed, conical roof advanced to right of gable; studded, timber-boarded front door in flat-roofed stone porch with curved corners slightly advanced to right of turret. Former coach house enclosing courtyard to right: single, swept-roof dormer to W elevation; carriage entrances to courtyard elevation.

REAR ELEVATIONS: irregularly fenestrated. Ground rises to E.

Small-pane glazing in predominantly casement windows; some sash and case windows at ground. Corniced wallhead stacks with some red clay cans. Graded grey slate with red terracotta ridge tiles.

ANCILLARY BUILDING: crowstep-gabled ancillary building to SE of house. Snecked red sandstone; window to W gable; 2 timber-boarded doors to N.

Statement of Interest

Formerly the coach house and stables for No 11 Montgomerie Terrace (originally called West Park). The size of this building indicates that it contained not only stabling, but domestic accommodation for a groom and probably a gardener or other outdoor servant(s) as well. With its round turret, half-timbered detailing, and swept dormers, this small building has a significant architectural merit. It was probably built by the architect of the main house. The glass roof over the courtyard is not original to the building, but is shown on the 3rd edition OS map (1911).

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