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Castle Hill,earthwork,Symington

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale East, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.5937 / 55°35'37"N

Longitude: -3.5991 / 3°35'56"W

OS Eastings: 299326

OS Northings: 634496

OS Grid: NS993344

Mapcode National: GBR 339R.MN

Mapcode Global: WH5T0.PNCP

Entry Name: Castle Hill,earthwork,Symington

Scheduled Date: 1 October 1970

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM2764

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: enclosure (domestic or defensive)

Location: Symington (S Lanarkshire)

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale East

Traditional County: Lanarkshire


James Gillespie Graham, designed 1822, built 1851, and David Bryce, 1854. 25-bay classical terraced tenement on corner site, comprising 5-bay, 3-storey, attic and basement terminal pavilion linked by 7-bay, 3-storey, attic and basement corner pavilion to 13-bay, 3-storey, attic and basement terrace. Polished sandstone ashlar; channelled rustication at principal floor. Base course; band course at 1st floor; cill course at 2nd floor; cornice at 2nd floor of terminal pavilion, cornice and blocking course at 2nd floor to corner pavilion and S elevation block; blocking course at attic of terminal pavilion. Ashlar steps and entrance platts oversailing basement.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced terminal pavilion to outer left; Doric pilasters dividing bays at 1st and 2nd floors, panelled pilasters flanking bays at 3rd floor. Panelled timber door with blind semicircular fanlight in round-arched recess, centred at principal floor, flanked by windows in round-arched recesses in remaining bays at principal floor, with blind window to outer left; regular fenestration to floors above and basement, with blind window to outer left at 3rd floor. 7-bay corner pavilion stepped down to right, comprising 5-bay SW elevation (No 2), with 2-bay S elevation (No 3) to right, comprising panelled timber door with 2-pane rectangular fanlight, centred at principal floor, flanked by windows in remaining bays; regular fenestration to floors above, architraved windows with cornices at 1st floor, architraved windows at 2nd floor; cills lowered at 2nd floor. Flagged basement area.

S ELEVATION: advanced 2-bay return to corner pavilion, at left (No 3), comprising panelled timber common stair door with 2-pane rectangular fanlight to left at principal floor; window in remaining bay at principal floor, regular fenestration to floors above and basement. 13-bay terrace stepped down to right, comprising 4-panel timber doors with variety of plate glass and 3-pane rectangular fanlights in bays 3rd, 5th, 7th 11th, and 13th from left, common stair door at No 8. Windows in remaining bays at principal floor; regular fenestration to floors above and to basement, with architraves and panelled aprons to 1st floor windows. Public House at basement of No 7 (No 7B, Harry's Bar). Flagged basement area.

E ELEVATION: adjoining building, see separate listing (No 9 Randolph Place).

RANDOLPH CRESCENT RETURN TO TERMINAL PAVILION: 4-storey and basement, 4-bay elevation, becoming 1 Randolph Crescent (see separate listing).

REAR ELEVATION: not seen, 1998.

Variety of plate glass and multi-pane timber sash and case windows; anthemion and palmette window guards in bays at 1st floor of SW elevation, and at 1st floor to 2 bays to outer left of S elevation. Grey slate M-roofs; variety of box dormers to corner pavilion and S elevation. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Broached ashlar ridge and gablehead stacks; coped, with circular cans.

INTERIORS: not seen, 1998; evidence of working panelled shutters.

RAILINGS: ashlar copes surmounted by cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lis finials.


1, 1A RANDOLPH LANE: earlier 19th century, with later alterations. Rectangular plan pair of 2-storey mews buildings on corner site. Coursed and random rubble, with polished ashlar dressings. Long and short quoins.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-bay gable to left, comprising pair of modern garage doors with timber door to left at ground, sharing cement lintel, irregular fenestration above, with 3 casement windows. 2-bay to right, with 4-panel timber door and plate glass rectangular fanlight sharing bay to left at ground with window, window to right at ground, irregular fenestration above, with bipartite window to left.

N ELEVATION: 3-bay; vertically-boarded sliding timber garage door centred at ground, 2-leaf vertically-boarded timber garage doors to left at ground, narrow light and window to right at ground, irregular fenestration above.

Variety of 12-pane timber sash and case windows and modern casement windows. Grey slate roofs. Cast-iron rainwater goods. Rendered wallhead stack; coped, with circular can. Coped skews.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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