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This building is in the East Dunbartonshire Council and the Bearsden Burgh. It is a category C building and was listed on 06/04/1999.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 5544 7205.


Early 20th century. 2-storey, 10-bay rectangular-plan Old English style house. White harled and red brick, predominantly tile-hung at 1st floor. Timber margins; brick base course to rear elevation; tiled gables, some with timber barge boards; exposed rafter ends. Timber mullions and transoms.

NW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced glazed gabled porch to right of centre at ground, half-timbered with herringbone brick pattern infills; decorative barge boards; pointed arch opening with metal studs, flanked by 12-pane leaded windows in pointed trifoliate arches, repeated at NE return; 12-panel segmental-arched timber door with glazed upper panels with leaded window to left. Bipartite window above porch at 1st floor; 5-light window to left of porch at ground, with 5-light window aligned above at 1st floor. Advanced broad red brick full-height canted bay to right of porch, squared at eaves, with tripartite window at ground, 4-light window centred at 1st floor, bipartite windows to returns. 4-light window in bay to outer right at ground with 6-light oriel window aligned above at 1st floor. 3 bays to outer left advanced, with pair of windows to right of centre at ground, tripartite window to left at ground, bipartite window aligned above at 1st floor. 3 bay SW return to right comprising piended roof stair tower breaking eaves in penultimate bay from right, with window centred at 1st floor, flanked by service entrance comprising timber door with glazed upper panel to right at ground, with carriage lamp centred above, window aligned above at 1st floor, window to left at ground floor.

SW ELEVATION: advanced 6-light window centred at ground; 4-light window centred at 1st floor.

NE ELEVATION: 5-bay; 5 irregularly-spaced windows at ground. Tripartite window to left of centre at 1st floor, flanked by 4-light window to left, oriel window to left with glazed returns.

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: 8-bay; recessed 5-bay loggia to right of centre at ground, comprising round-arched timber openings with metal studs, red brick walls to openings to outer left and right, surmounted by half-timbered frieze with red brick herringbone pattern infills and steps to garden, flanked to left by full-height canted bay, squared at eaves, 2-light at ground, with glazed returns, 2-light at 1st floor, with glazed returns; 6-light window to outer right at ground floor, turning

corner. 4-light window to outer left at ground, with glazed return at SW elevation. 4-light windows at centre and right at 1st floor; bipartite windows to left of centre and outer left at 1st floor.

Multi-pane leaded windows. Rosemary tile jerkin-headed roofs. Bipartite piended dormer. Cast-iron rainwater goods. White harled ridge stacks; coped, with circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATE PIERS AND GATES: red brick boundary walls in filigree chequerboard above dado-height panels. 2 pairs of square-plan corniced decorative gatepiers, 2 metal plaques reading 'Romanhurst' and '18' incorporated into gatepier to outer right; vertically-boarded timber gates.


18 Boclair Road is evocative of the later style of William Leiper (1839-1916), especially with its combination of leaded lights, simple decorative barge boards, half-timbering, and canted bays continuing into tiled first floors. 18 Boclair Road is within Old Bearsden Outstanding Conservation Area.


Ordnance Survey map, 1922 (not evident); Ordnance Survey map, 1933 (evident).

© Crown copyright, Historic Scotland. All rights reserved. Mapping information derived from Ordnance Survey digital mapping products under Licence No. 100017509 2012 . Data extracted from Scottish Ministers' Statutory List on . Listing applies equally to the whole building or structure at the address set out in bold at the top of the list entry. This includes both the exterior and the interior, whether or not they are mentioned in the 'Information Supplementary to the Statutory List'. Listed building consent is required for all internal and external works affecting the character of the building. The local planning authority is responsible for determining where listed building consent will be required and can also advise on issues of extent or "curtilage" of the listing, which may cover items remote from the main subject of the listing such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. or interior fixtures. All category C(S) listings were revised to category C on 3rd September 2012. This was a non-statutory change. All enquiries relating to proposed works to a listed building or its setting should be addressed to the local planning authority in the first instance. All other enquiries should be addressed to: Listing & Designed Landscapes Team, Historic Scotland, Room G.51, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, EDINBURGH, EH9 1SH. Tel: +44 (0)131 668 8701 / 8705. Fax: +44 (0)131 668 8765. e-mail: hs.listing@scotland.gsi.gov.uk. Web: http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/historicandlistedbuildings.

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