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LEADHILLS VILLAGE SCOTS MINING COMPANY HOUSE AND GARDEN WALLS (Ref:732)

This building is in the South Lanarkshire Council and the Crawford Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 12/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 88616 14808.

Description

Possibly by William Adam. Early classical piend-roofed 2-storey 3-bay house built 1734-6; originally free-standing, flanking near symmetrical jambs added with narrow linking bays; south jamb built 1736-7, north jamb added 1738-40 (slightly larger than south, with prominent pointed roof, and containing very grand room, now sitting room); pair parallel ranges flanking courtyard to west, range to north now a cottage, that to south (formerly stables) now roofless.

ORIGINAL HOUSE: rendered as ashlar and painted, with contrasting margins (sash windows with 19th century glazing); central gabled timber porch to west; tall ashlar end stacks with moulded cornices. Entrance hall runs left from door and links with north jamb; curving timber stair facing door may be original. Timber-panelled room at north is lit from garden; rooms at south are full depth of house. Panelled doors, some with lugged architraves.

NORTH JAMB: lit by key-stoned Venetian in east (garden) elevation; cube-shaped room, with domical vault above deep cornice; fireplace on north wall (stack similar to those of house), chimney piece replaced, but original pedimented overmantel survives; pair doors on south wall, opposite.

Modern porch to garden in north linking bay; kitchen in south jamb. Enclosed by 18th century rubble-built garden walls (later alterations / repairs evident).

Notes

Built for James Stirling, manager of the Earl of Hopetoun's mines at Leadhills. Formerly known as "Mansion House". William Adam was closely associated with the Hopetoun family, and his name appears on one building account for providing timber. The gardens are carefully laid out, and contain probable ice house, ruins of small chapel, viewing platform above village.

References

Information from owner including references from Hopetoun archive.

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