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Gatepiers And Gates, Including Boundary Walls, Cashlie, Shore Road, Kilmun

A Category C Listed Building in Cowal, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 56.0036 / 56°0'13"N

Longitude: -4.9573 / 4°57'26"W

OS Eastings: 215699

OS Northings: 682910

OS Grid: NS156829

Mapcode National: GBR 04.TNBW

Mapcode Global: WH2M0.TCKD

Plus Code: 9C8Q223V+C3

Entry Name: Gatepiers And Gates, Including Boundary Walls, Cashlie, Shore Road, Kilmun

Listing Name: Kilmun, Shore Road, Cashlie, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398452

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50436

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunoon and Kilmun

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: Cowal

Parish: Dunoon And Kilmun

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Cashlie, a single-storey 5-bay astylar roughly C-plan classical house built c.1830, is a good example of a simple classical villa and one of the earliest villas along the Kilmun Shore. The house stands out for its position in the early 19th century development of the shore as well as for its formal design, including such elements as the impressive oval-domed entrance hall and distinctive Greek features.

Description And Development: Cashlie is marked on a map of 1839 on 'Lamond's feu,' and the house appears to have changed little since then. In the centre the entrance is through a concave profile door surround. There are raised moulded stone architraves to the front windows. The roof is piended and slightly bellcast with substantial ridge-stacks. Two projections to the rear enclose a small courtyard. These rear wings have been converted from service to domestic use.

Interior: the interior includes a large oval dome with a central lantern and a Greek frieze of griffins and vases, Greek key and palmette cornices and shell niches. The main reception rooms have cornices with Greek keys and palmettes and shell niches. Some original joinery survives, including panelled timber doors and shutters.

Materials: whinstone rubble with sandstone dressings. Predominantly modern windows. Graded slate roof, large corniced ridge stacks with polygonal clay cans.

Boundary Walls, Gatepiers And Gates: the house is bounded by rubble walls. A pair of substantial octagonal gatepiers, probably of 19th century origin with a cast iron gate, are a late 20th century addition to the SE entrance.

Statement of Interest

On the O.S. 1st and 2nd edition maps Cashlie is known as Kilmun Cottage. The house later (c.1864) became the home of the shipbuilders and steamship owners, the Campbells of Kilmun. In the early 20th century the house was bequeathed to the Glasgow Abstainers and was used by them in connection with the nearby Convalescent Home (see separate listing)

The buildings now known as 'Hollytrees' appear to have been built as outbuildings for Cashlie.

Although Kilmun is an early settlement, it remained a small village until the 1820s. From 1827 David Napier, a marine engineer, purchased land along the shore of Loch Long, built a pier, a hotel and several villas (Including the 'Tea Caddies'- also listed) at Kilmun and opened a new route from Glasgow to Inverary via Loch Eck. Although Cashlie is outwith Napier's feu, the development of the site belongs to the same period of expansion, which led to a string of villas as far as Blairmore.

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