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This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the Cardross Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 14/05/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 3496 7760.


Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan Classical villa with U-plan stable range attached to NW (dated 1814). Harled and painted with ashlar margins and dressings. Base course; eaves cornice and blocking course (on which eaves sit with moulded guttering); quoin strips.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3 bays, entrance bay advanced, chamfered corners; later columned and pedimented shallow porch; modern door, fanlight with border glazing; windows at ground and 1st floor of returns. Symmetrical flanking bays.

E ELEVATION: 4-bays near-symmetrically disposed, modern conservatory advanced at penultimate left.

W ELEVATION: 4 bays near-symmetrically disposed; windows to outer left smaller; square slate-hung dormer at centre.

12-pane uPVC windows in sash and case arrangement; replacement top-hung windows. Grey slate piend and platform roof; coped ridge stacks, circular cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1994.

STABLE RANGE WITH GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: dated 1814. Quadrangular-plan stable block attached to house at NE; partly converted to domestic use in W block; entrance at SE. Harled with ashlar base course, painted ashlar margins. Painted harl with painted ashlar margins and dressings; base course.

S RANGE: long blank range with segmental-arched carriage door to right, 2-leaf boarded door, keystone with initials JG EC 1814, 5 flight-holes with ledge; uPVC window to right.

W RANGE: 6 bay range. 3 basket-arched carriage openings to outer left, pend door to right with 2 windows to outer right (16-pane timber sash and case windows).

N RANGE: piend-roofed block. 5-bay symmetrical S elevation, door at centre, flanking windows (uPVC top-hung window).

16-pane sash and case windows; uPVC windows. Grey slate roof, lead flashings.

GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: paired round-headed gatepiers, chamfered arrises. Cast-iron arrowhead railings and gates.


Auchenfroe was built by John McInnes a West Indies merchant. Auchenfroe lodge is listed separately.


F A Walker and F Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY (1992), p60. Arthur F Jones CARDROSS THE VILLAGE IN DAYS GONE BY (1985), p17.

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