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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: 08/09/1980


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 33112 79451
  • Coordinates233112, 679451


1798 2-storey, 3-bay house doubled in size by large later 19th century Tudor addition; forming L-plan. 1798 house; painted render with painted masonry margins; base course; quoins; eaves course. Later 19th century block, squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar margins and dressings; base course; hoodmoulds; string course.

SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: 1798 house: 2-storey, 3-bay house with lower single storey wing to outer left. Pilastered and corniced door at centre, modern glazed door; window above; flanking bays symmetrically disposed. Lower wing to outer left, modern picture window at ground. LATER ADDITION: advanced to outer right; 2 bays facing SW with porch in re-entrant angle formed with original house to left, chamfered reveals, stepped hoodmould, labelstops, shaped parapet; panelled door. Broad gable slightly advanced to outer right; canted window at ground, blocking course; bipartite at 1st floor, hoodmould; ventilation slit in gablehead. Narrow bay recessed to left, bipartite at ground, gabled dormerhead breaking eaves above, ball finial.

RETURN ELEVATION TO LEFT (NW): windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor, corbelled apex stack.

SE ELEVATION: 2 bays; broad gable slightly advanced to outer right; canted window at ground, blocking course; bipartite at 1st floor hoodmould, ventilation slit in gablehead. Narrow bay recessed to left, bipartite at ground, pedimented dormerhead breaking eaves at 1st floor.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: various alterations, lean-to additions; canted dormer to outer right; rooflights.

4-pane timber sash and case windows on earlier house; plate glass and 4-pane timber sash and case windows on later addition. Grey slate roof, lead flashings earlier house; grey slate roof with ashlar sawtooth skews, gablet pedestals to ball finials.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

Statement of Special Interest

Lyleston House was built as a plain farmhouse in the late 18th century. The lands belonged to the Donaldson family. The house has been subdivided.




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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.

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