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Railings And Gates, Howebank Including Boundary Walls, Hall Road, Lochgoilhead

A Category C Listed Building in Cowal, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.1725 / 56°10'20"N

Longitude: -4.9015 / 4°54'5"W

OS Eastings: 219966

OS Northings: 701547

OS Grid: NN199015

Mapcode National: GBR 06.H2TS

Mapcode Global: WH2L8.P34Y

Plus Code: 9C8Q53CX+X9

Entry Name: Railings And Gates, Howebank Including Boundary Walls, Hall Road, Lochgoilhead

Listing Name: Lochgoilhead, Hall Road, Howebank Including Boundary Walls, Railings and Gates

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398343

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50357

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Lochgoilhead and Kilmorich

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Cowal

Parish: Lochgoilhead And Kilmorich

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Howebank is small cottage-style villa which forms part of an 1890s group of 6 villas and 3 terraced cottages, all of which share similar characteristics and were probably built as a speculative development.

Howebank is the least-altered example of this small late 19th century development, and makes a positive contribution to the character of Loch Goil.


Howebank is a rectangular-plan single storey and attic house with a single storey piend-roofed kitchen outshot to the rear. The 3-bay front (E) elevation has central 2-leaf storm doors with a two-light fanlight; the left bay has a rectangular bay window with piended lead roof and narrow timber fretwork trim; the top panes are glazed with coloured quarries. The 2 attic windows are set in distinctive large timber-boarded gables. The sandstone long and short quoins and margins to the front elevation are raised, which would normally suggest an intention to harl; however, the front elevation is not random rubble but built to courses, suggesting that it was intended to be seen, and that the raised quoins are a decorative detail.

To the rear, lighting the stairs is a central dormer-headed window breaking eaves, with coloured margin glazing and acid etched centre panes. The kitchen outshot has a modern window.


The interior has decorative plasterwork to the ground floor rooms and turned timber stair balusters and newel.


Rubble built to courses to front; random rubble to N and rear elevations; harled S elevation; raised long and short sandstone quoins; smooth sandstone margins to front, droved sandstone margins to sides and rear. Timber windows, mostly 8-pane sash and case. Pitched roof with overhanging sparred eaves; graded slates; painted coped ashlar gable-head stacks with circular cans.


To west, rendered boundary wall surmounted by Art Nouveau cast-iron railings; painted square plan gatepiers; strapwork style cast iron pedestrian gate.

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