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Kellyside, Muckhart Road

A Category C Listed Building in Clackmannanshire East, Clackmannanshire

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Latitude: 56.1647 / 56°9'53"N

Longitude: -3.6643 / 3°39'51"W

OS Eastings: 296746

OS Northings: 698142

OS Grid: NS967981

Mapcode National: GBR 1P.HQR2

Mapcode Global: WH5Q8.P99W

Plus Code: 9C8R587P+V7

Entry Name: Kellyside, Muckhart Road

Listing Name: Muckhart Road, Kellyside

Listing Date: 9 March 2007

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399372

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50818

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Muckhart

County: Clackmannanshire

Electoral Ward: Clackmannanshire East

Parish: Muckhart

Traditional County: Perthshire

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DESCRIPTION: William Kerr, 1905. Multi-gabled 2-storey 3-bay Arts and Crafts villa of finely jointed red engineering brick with black and white half timbered gables. Bowed windows, prominent tall stacks.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: S (principal) elevation dominated by advanced triple gabled section with central wide round-arched veranda shading deep-set garden entrance. Bay flanked by two-storey bow windows with projecting eaves. Tall stack to right, single storey wing to left with distinctive round window. E (Entrance) elevation with central hooded porch supported by Doric columns. Flanking bipartite windows and shallow canted window at 1st floor. Slightly advanced half-timbered gable. Broad gable to N elevation with fishscale tiles to gablehead. Service wing to NW.

Multi-pane glazing set in margined timber casement and top hopper windows; some aluminium fixed lights. Late 20th century cement tile roof. Tall coped stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers.

INTERIOR: (partly seen, 2006) good Arts and Crafts interior to timber panelled stair hall with round headed arches and stained glass roof light. Simple plasterwork to principal rooms. Service wing adapted and modernised.

Statement of Interest

Dating to the early 20th century, Kellyside is a large and distinctive Arts and Crafts villa set on raised ground at the edge of Dollar. It is a good example of the work of locally based architect William Kerr. The use of engineering brick for a house of this size is unusual in Scotland and, combined with the use of half timbered gables, creates a strong and colourful composition typical of the Arts and Crafts movement. In common with other Arts and Crafts houses an emphasis was placed on creating welcoming entrance halls and the top lit stair hall at Kellyside with its timber panelling is a good example of this intention.

The house was built as a wedding present for the son of the Haigs, who owned the nearby Dollarbeg (see separate listing).

The Arts and Crafts movement was a reaction both against 'soulless' mechanisation and the eclectic revival of historical styles. This movement had a major impact on domestic architecture, which focussed on more traditional and less ornate decorative schemes. Colour was a common feature of Arts and Crafts houses and is evident in the use of engineering brick and half timbered gables at Kellyside.

William Kerr was born in Renfrewshire in 1867 and was articled to J Burnet and Son from 1885. In 1892 he joined the firm of T G Abercrombie in Paisley and in 1902 became partner in the firm of John Melvin Jr in Alloa.

The 1st and 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Maps show a different building, Kelly Cottage on the site. This building has a different footprint, and is on a different orientation to the current building. It is therefore likely that Kelly Cottage was demolished and replaced with Kellyside.

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