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Auchentiber House, Including Outbuildings and Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in Stewarton, East Ayrshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7098 / 55°42'35"N

Longitude: -4.4837 / 4°29'1"W

OS Eastings: 244052

OS Northings: 649056

OS Grid: NS440490

Mapcode National: GBR 3H.F7TW

Mapcode Global: WH3PR.3R65

Entry Name: Auchentiber House, Including Outbuildings and Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 4 June 2010

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400461

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51553

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stewarton

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Annick

Parish: Stewarton

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Description

Earlier to mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical classical former farmhouse and farm with flanking single-storey wings to N, forming U-plan; walls with gatepiers forming courtyard. Currently vacant, 2008. Droved, coursed, sandstone to front elevation (S), with painted rubble to rear and wings. Base course, raised cills, cornice, raised quoin strips to outer bays.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: FRONT ELEVATION (S): slightly advanced central bay with deep recessed non-traditional part-glazed entrance door. Rear elevation (N) largely blank with single stair window to centre and to right at ground.

Wings with boarded and sliding boarded doors, arrow-slit openings skylights. 3-holed pigeon port with straight landing ledge to N gable. Single-storey slated outbuilding adjoining to NW.

Predominantly non-traditional windows. Piended roof to farmhouse with graded grey slates; some corrugated metal roof covering to wings. Some raised skews and skewputts. Coped wallhead stacks, some cans missing.

BOUNDARY WALLS: to S: remains of tall rubble boundary wall to S with swept coping, enclosing former garden. To N: rubble walls with pair of square-plan capped gatepiers.

Statement of Interest

This simple classical former farmhouse is unusual in the area and stands out for its classical design. The U-plan is typical of Ayrshire farms but the long enclosed garden to the front of the house is more unusual. It is likely that the owners of the nearby Auchentiber Farm built this House. The enclosed plan of the house with its walls and gatepiers to the North and garden walls to the South show that this is a house of some quality.

The U-plan form, incorporating a two storey farmhouse centrally within the lower byre ranges is typical of the area and evolved specifically to suit the requirements of dairy farming. Here the usual form is turned around so the entrance to the house is not within the courtyard but is on the opposite side.

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