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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
Entry Name: Strone, Midge Lake, Rhubeg Grotto
Listing Date: 4 May 2006
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
Traditional County: Argyllshire
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.
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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