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BENMORE VIEW, SHORE ROAD, SANDBANK (Ref:43020)

This building is in the Argyll And Bute Council and the Dunoon And Kilmun Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 29/02/1996.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 1605 8058.

Description

Dated 1902. Single storey and attic, rectangular plan, Arts and Crafts, former reading room with caretaker?s flat above, now 2 flats. Wet dash painted white with some cream sandstone dressings. Slate roof with wide oversailing roof supported on timber ogee brackets at corners.SW (SHORE ROAD) ELEVATION: segmental-headed doorway with 2-leaf panelled storm doors, half-glazed vestibule door with part curved and glazed side panels.Large canted transom and mullion window to right, small pane glazing with top hoppers. 4 small windows to left of doorway. 3 large flat roofed dormers.NW (SIDE) ELEVATION: gabled elevation with entrance to upper flat. Window at ground floor to left, 2 windows above. NE (HOLY LOCH) ELEVATION: doorway to centre with panelled door, curved cornice with date below. Canted windows flanking, detailed as on SW elevation. 3 large flat roofed dormers. SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2 windows at ground, single window at 1st floor. Original timber windows to ground flat, including transom and mullion canted windows and sash and case windows. Mostly small pane glazing pattern. Original glass. Upper flatmostly modern replacement windows, original windows to NE dormers. Grey slate roof, stone skews, corniced chimneys with clay pots, ogee cast-iron gutters.INTERIOR: upper flat seen October 1995. Some original features including stair, doors and landing storage units. Lower flat not seen.

Notes

Built by local residents as a Working Man?s Reading Room on land owned by Robt S Allan of Hafton House. Converted into a dwelling house in 1935. Split into 2 flats in 1961.

References

Frank Arneil Walker with Fiona Sinclair NORTH CLYDE ESTUARY AN ILLUSTRATED ARCHITECTURAL GUIDE (1992). Information courtesy of one of the present owners (1995).

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