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Latitude: 55.7553 / 55°45'19"N
Longitude: -4.6273 / 4°37'38"W
OS Eastings: 235218
OS Northings: 654454
OS Grid: NS352544
Mapcode National: GBR 39.BK4N
Mapcode Global: WH2NB.WLPR
Entry Name: Beith, Bigholm Road, Hamilfield
County: North Ayrshire
Locality: Kilbirnie and Beith
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Listing Date: 2 December 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Building Class: Cultural
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB881
Source ID: 331324
Earlier to mid 19th century. Asymmetrically planned, 3-bay, 2-storey villa with Italianate details. Advanced pedimented bay to L with canted quadripartite window to ground, tripartite above; pilastered enclosed porch in re-entrant angle with bipartite window and round-arched door with fanlight; bipartite round-arched window above. Bay to R with tripartite to ground, bipartite above. Bold, projecting mutuled cornice to all elevations. Later canted oriel to 1st floor on N elevation. Coursed sandstone rubble with raised and polished ashlar margins.
Timber sash and case lying-pane glazing. Grey slates; bracketed, corniced stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: access not possible (2003).
WALLED GARDEN AND BOUNDARY WALLS: not seen (2003). From map evidence, walled garden to S of house. Tall random rubble, coped walls surrounding entire site, prominent on Roebank Road.
It has not been possible to view this property in the course of the resurvey and the information provided has been gleaned from secondary sources only. The villa is set in large wooded grounds and is not visible from the road. It is a good example of the picturesque form with applied classical details. On stylistic grounds, Davis (above) suggests the architect may be David Hamilton himself and compares Hamilfield with nearby Maulside (architect unknown).
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