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This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the Cardross Parish. It is a category C building and was listed on 08/09/1980.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 3311 7945.


1798 2-storey, 3-bay house doubled in size by large later 19th century Tudor addition; forming L-plan. 1798 house; painted render with painted masonry margins; base course; quoins; eaves course. Later 19th century block, squared and snecked sandstone with ashlar margins and dressings; base course; hoodmoulds; string course.

SW (MAIN) ELEVATION: 1798 house: 2-storey, 3-bay house with lower single storey wing to outer left. Pilastered and corniced door at centre, modern glazed door; window above; flanking bays symmetrically disposed. Lower wing to outer left, modern picture window at ground. LATER ADDITION: advanced to outer right; 2 bays facing SW with porch in re-entrant angle formed with original house to left, chamfered reveals, stepped hoodmould, labelstops, shaped parapet; panelled door. Broad gable slightly advanced to outer right; canted window at ground, blocking course; bipartite at 1st floor, hoodmould; ventilation slit in gablehead. Narrow bay recessed to left, bipartite at ground, gabled dormerhead breaking eaves above, ball finial.

RETURN ELEVATION TO LEFT (NW): windows symmetrically disposed at 1st floor, corbelled apex stack.

SE ELEVATION: 2 bays; broad gable slightly advanced to outer right; canted window at ground, blocking course; bipartite at 1st floor hoodmould, ventilation slit in gablehead. Narrow bay recessed to left, bipartite at ground, pedimented dormerhead breaking eaves at 1st floor.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: various alterations, lean-to additions; canted dormer to outer right; rooflights.

4-pane timber sash and case windows on earlier house; plate glass and 4-pane timber sash and case windows on later addition. Grey slate roof, lead flashings earlier house; grey slate roof with ashlar sawtooth skews, gablet pedestals to ball finials.

INTERIOR: not seen 1995.


Lyleston House was built as a plain farmhouse in the late 18th century. The lands belonged to the Donaldson family. The house has been subdivided.



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Buildings are assigned to one of three categories according to their relative importance. All listed buildings receive equal legal protection, and protection applies equally to the interior and exterior of all listed buildings regardless of category.

ACategory A

Buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic, or fine little-altered examples of some particular period, style or building type. (Approximately 8% of the total).

BCategory B

Buildings of regional or more than local importance, or major examples of some particular period, style or building type which may have been altered. (Approximately 51% of the total).

C(S)Category C(S)

Buildings of local importance, lesser examples of any period, style, or building type, as originally constructed or moderately altered; and simple traditional buildings which group well with others in categories A and B. (Approximately 41% of the total).