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Rhubeg Grotto, Midge Lane, Strone

A Category C Listed Building in Cowal, Argyll and Bute

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Latitude: 55.9869 / 55°59'12"N

Longitude: -4.9165 / 4°54'59"W

OS Eastings: 218167

OS Northings: 680937

OS Grid: NS181809

Mapcode National: GBR 05.VZF5

Mapcode Global: WH2M1.GS28

Plus Code: 9C7QX3PM+PC

Entry Name: Rhubeg Grotto, Midge Lane, Strone

Listing Name: Strone, Midge Lake, Rhubeg Grotto

Listing Date: 4 May 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398467

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50443

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

This mid-19th century circular grotto building is built in the same exaggerated rubble style found in a number of 'Chuckie-stane' gates found in the locality. The grotto is a good example of a mid-19th century garden building of some pretension and is indicative of a local building style. Built entirely of rubble, with a stone roof. At eaves level is a projecting string course rising to a pediment over the pointed-arch doorway.

Materials: schist and quartz rubble, timber boarded door. Leaded window.

Statement of Interest

Built in the grounds of Rhubeg, a seaside villa of c1844 built for wine merchant Elias Gibb. The grotto is probably of the same date.

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