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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: B
  • Date Added: 23/02/1996


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNS 31096 81896
  • Coordinates231096, 681896


1748. 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan house with modern single storey wing to right. Harled and painted rubble with painted ashlar margins and dressings. Base course, band course, quoin strips, chamfered reveals.

MAIN ELEVATION: later boarded wooden porch advanced at centre, blocking course, 2-leaf 6-panelled door. Window directly above, 2 flanking bays symmetrically disposed. Square dormers off-centre to right. Single storey canted bay advanced to outer right.

SIDE ELEVATIONS: blank with gable breaking eaves at centre, apex stack.

4-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate piend and platformed roof, lead flashings.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.

Statement of Special Interest

Drumfork House is now surrounded by new housing, but the house predated the development of Helensburgh. It is located on what was the ancient drove road from Loch Lomondside to Drumfork Ferry where cattle were shipped to Greenock.



F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p64.

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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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