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Drimsynie Court, Including Cobbled Courtyard

A Category C Listed Building in Cowal, Argyll and Bute

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1732 / 56°10'23"N

Longitude: -4.9094 / 4°54'33"W

OS Eastings: 219482

OS Northings: 701649

OS Grid: NN194016

Mapcode National: GBR 06.H12H

Mapcode Global: WH2L8.K3DD

Entry Name: Drimsynie Court, Including Cobbled Courtyard

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398336

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50352

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Cowal

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Description

Drimsynie Court is a late 18th / early 19th century square-plan courtyard of offices, stables etc, which served Drimsynie House (the Court predates the present house; see separate listing), with a symmetrical classical entrance front. It is located several hundred yards to the NE of the house itself, and is now surrounded by a large modern chalet park. Now largely converted to residential and office use, with a modern extension to the east elevation.

DESCRIPTION

The SE entrance elevation has a central double-height pedimented pavilion, surmounted by a pennant-tailed weather vane, with a round-arched pend leading into the courtyard. The pend is flanked by single storey 2-bay linking sections with round-headed windows. These connect to 2-storey piend-roofed end pavilions with tripartite windows to ground floor and thermal windows to the first floor. These pavilions are likely to have originally housed the offices, and possibly been dwelling accommodation for the coachman or head groom.

The remainder of the court is single storey, with two dormer-headed windows (probably later insertions) breaking the eaves to the inside of the court. The majority of the window and door openings to both inner and outer elevations have been altered, although the centre of the west range has a single storey, piend-roofed pavilion with an original segmentally-headed carriage arch.

The outer elevation of the east range was extended with a modern single storey extension in the later 20th century; there is also a single storey addition to the far left of the entrance elevation.

INTERIOR

Admission not gained at time of resurvey (2004)

MATERIALS

Ashlar to centre of entrance elevation; harled to remainder; painted narrow droved quoins and margins where remaining. Mostly uPVC or modern timber windows; a few timber sash and case windows remaining. Pitched roofs; piended roofs to pavilions; mostly graded slates; flat roofs to modern extensions. Wallhead stack to both outer pavilions, coped and harled to east, corniced painted ashlar to west, circular cans to both. Mix of plastic and cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

The original drainage system culvert runs underneath the court and exits at the river.

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