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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 14/05/1971


  • Local Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Planning Authority: Argyll And Bute
  • Parish: Cardross

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 34962 77199
  • Coordinates234962, 677199


Late 18th-early 19th century with substantial later 19th century additions. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan block with 2-bay block adjoining at angle to outer right. Painted harl with painted ashlar margins and dressings.

SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: original 2-storey, 3-bay symmetrical block with later wooden gabled porch at centre, slate roof; windows symmetrically disposed under eaves at 1st floor, that at centre narrower; 2 cast-iron rooflights symmetrically disposed. Later 19th century addition slightly recessed to right, single storey and attic with narrow gabled bay to corner. 2 windows at ground with gabled dormer breaking eaves at centre; narrow gabled bay to corner, bipartite at ground, round-headed window to gabled dormer breaking eaves over.

NW (GABLE) ELEVATION: broad gable with narrow window at 1st floor right.

SE ELEVATION: window at centre ground, dormerhead window breaking eaves above.

4-pane timber sash and case windows to original house; 4-pane casement with 2-pane top-hopper elsewhere. Grey slate roof with red terracotta ridging; coped harled apex stacks with circular terracotta cans; ashlar coping to skews.

BOUNDARY WALL: low rubble wall with harl-pointing, rising to higher wall with semicircular coping at N end.

Statement of Special Interest

The White House was originally called Bainfield House.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p58.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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