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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: 23/02/1996


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 34068 78006
  • Coordinates234068, 678006


Honeyman and Keppie, 1889-90. Long rectangular-plan Tudor hall with 2-stage crenellated tower to left. Squared and snecked honey-coloured sandstone with ashlar dressings and margins; hoodmoulds; buttresses; stone mullions and transoms.

SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: 2-stage battlemented tower to outer left; tripartite transomed and mullioned window at ground; tripartite round-headed windows at 1st floor, hoodmould; crenellated parapet. Gabled stone porch in re-entrant angle to right, ashlar coping to skews and skewputts; Tudor-arched door set in roll-moulded surround; diagonal buttresses; blank recessed plaque in gablehead; 2-leaf panelled door. 4-bay hall to right, bays divided by blocky buttresses, alternating with narrow arrowslits. Gabled porch advanced to outer right; detailed as that described above, with plaque in gablehead inscribed "erected 1889 in memory of ITG".

NW ELEVATION: tower to outer right, blank ground floor, narrow round-headed window at 1st floor, hoodmould. Advanced chimneybreast to wallhead stack to left, paired octagonal stacks. Low gabled bay to outer left, tripartite transomed and mullioned window at ground, window at 1st floor, small window to outer left; flat-roofed entrance bay to outer left with door at ground, window above.

SE ELEVATION: broad gable, tripartite, transomed and mullioned window at centre, later, lower gabled block to outer right.

6-pane over plate glass timber sash and case windows; grey slate roof, lead flashings; glazed ridge. Ashlar octagonal wallhead cans.

Statement of Special Interest

The hall was built by the Geil Family of Geilston House. The first hall was destroyed by fire in 1889 and the present hall was designed by Honeyman and Keppie to replace it.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p60. Arthur F Jones CARDROSS, THE VILLAGE IN DAYS GONE BY (1981), p80.

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