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Swindridgemuir, Dalry

Description: Swindridgemuir

Category: A
Date Listed: 14 April 1971
Historic Scotland Building ID: 1254

OS Grid Coordinates: 231958, 649842
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7128, -4.6764

Location: B707, North Ayrshire KA24 4HJ

Locality: Dalry
County: North Ayrshire
Country: Scotland
Postcode: KA24 4HJ

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Listing Text

Probably David Hamilton, architect. Circa 1815. 2 storeys
over basement, with attic, 3-bay classical house. Droved
ashlar with polished margins and channelled basement.
Giant clasping pilasters at all angles. Central door in
shallow advanced bay approached by broad splayed flight of
steps with delicate cast-iron railing. 2 pairs of Ionic
columns support entablature. Cill course to ground floor.
All windows with moulded architrves and rosettes, ground
floor windows corniced. 12-pane sashes throughout. Mutule
cornice with blocking course, raised over central bay and
end pilasters. 2 small later dormers. Boldly grouped
central stacks, piended slate roof.
Interior: Entrance hall with good plaster cornice and
enriched ceiling, Roman Doric screen between hall and
stair compartment. Simply detailed cast-iron balusters to
stair, oval cupola above with Vitruvian Scroll decoration
at its base. Characteristic period detail to reeded
architrves. Some original chimneypieces.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

References:
NSA Vol V p. 220 "Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire". A H
Millar.
"Topographical Description of Ayrshire", 1820. p. 246.
George Robertson.

Notes:
NSA Vol V p. 220 "Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire". A H
Millar.
"Topographical Description of Ayrshire", 1820. p. 246.
George Robertson.

Source: Historic Scotland

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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