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Ancaster Road, Ach Na Coile Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Callander, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.2458 / 56°14'44"N

Longitude: -4.2138 / 4°12'49"W

OS Eastings: 262914

OS Northings: 708119

OS Grid: NN629081

Mapcode National: GBR 11.BFBC

Mapcode Global: WH4NH.78PR

Entry Name: Ancaster Road, Ach Na Coile Including Boundary Wall, Railings and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398349

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50361

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Callander

County: Stirling

Town: Callander

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

1904. 2-storey, 3-bay 'Arts & Crafts' villa (now subdivided into 2 flats, 2004). A well designed building, using good quality materials executed with attention to detail. In common with notable 'Arts & Crafts' houses the principal elements of the exterior are carefully linked to the adjacent features to form a cohesive whole. The quality of the building reflects the prosperity of Callander as a tourist destination at the turn of the 20th century. Ach Na Coile's individual design sets it apart from the majority of villas in Callander which tend to be more conventional 'pattern book' designs. It is set in a prominent location on raised ground, with its fenestration arranged to take advantage of commanding views of Callander and its environs.

The house is characterised by its colonnaded entrance loggia with its chamfered SE corner rising to an attractve semi-octagonal dormer window with polygonal roof. An impressive 2-storey 4-light canted window is arranged to the gabled left bay. The assymetrical rear elevation has a 1957 lean-to addition with a large modern box dormer window, must likely added at the time the house was subdivided for multiple occupancy.

Interior

Many decorative interior features remain; Art Nouveau motifs to decorative copper finger plates to 2 and 4-panel timber doors. Restrained inglenook fireplace in former 1st floor drawing room, framed by pilasters rising to plate shelf, Lorimersque plaster reliefs of fruit and foliage to ceiling. A collection of stylised classical timber chimneypieces throughout house, some with decorative tiles.

Materials

Stugged and snecked 'pudding stone' with blonde sandstone dressings. Panelled timber 2-leaf outer door, timber inner door with tall lower panels and stained glass upper. Timber sash and case windows, plate glass lower sashes and multipaned upper. Timber bargeboards to gables with peg motifs. Pitched grey slate roof, terracotta ridge tiles. Cope-less stacks with cans.

Boundary Wall, Railings and Gatepiers.

Rubble boundary wall to SW running along Ancaster Road with railings above (railings overgrown by bush, 2004). Square-plan ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal caps surmounted by ball finials to W giving access to driveway to house.

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