Glaschoine | 55 occupants (1841 - 2016)

i. Historical evidence and known architectural history

On the 1st Edition OS it is spelled Glasheoin. The building is noted in the 1841 census and on the 1st Edition OS where two buildings are illustrated - a longer E/W aligned range and, beyond its E end a shorter, squarer building that is aligned N/S. According to Alice Beattie, whose home it used to be, these buildings were the dwelling to the W and a byre/barn to the E.

Data from the Ordnance Survey Name Book (1871)
Upper Glascheoin : OS Name Book 54 [RCAHMS archive: reel 42, counter 001]
Name of site (modes of spelling) Spelling confirmed by authorities Descriptive remarks, general observations of interest
UPPER GLASHEOIN G F H(?) Callander [Ardkinglas]
John Mc Nicol(McNeol?), Clachan Beag
A M Vicai (Mc Vicar?), Clachan Beag Two small stone and slated cottages on east side of Loch Fyne, about 1 mile northeast of Carindow.
The property of G F H(?) Callander, Esq. [of Ardkinglas].
Ordnance Survey, 1871, Name Book for Sheets XCIX (99), CXI (111), CXII (112), CXIII (113), CXIV (114), CXV (115), CXXIV (124), CXXV (125) and CXXVI (126), Argyllshire, 6inch scale, (21/04/1897).
[?] - Information added, not part of original document : (?) - Spelling unclear

ii. Setting

Back from the rear of the main cottage is a walled area, enclosed by drystone dykes; this appears on the first edition OS. Clearly there had originally been some slight terracing back into the hillside behind the house. This is now been extended further back, a large open gravel area now having been established. This most recent renovation by its present occupiers over the last 2 years.

The barn was converted in the 1970's as a self-contained holiday flat. This is done by Mungo Sinclair of Furnace. Originally the two buildings were separate structures, they've now been linked. At the rear re-entrant there is a porch, which was put in in the 1970's, the same stage when the original cottage was extended to meet the barn.

iii. Main house

In common with many of the estate cottages the main house is a three bay construction of one and a half stories. The principal frontage is to the N, facing on to the loch side beyond and set somewhat above the main road. It has a central entrance with windows on either side, the windows of which have been replaced relatively recently. Windows and doors have a raised margin - these surrounds are lined-out to suggest dressed stonework, this must be secondary to the original construction as they appear to be modelled in cement.

The building is currently harled throughout. It has a double-pitched slated roof and on the N frontage there are two gabled dormers, also slated. At the NW angle there is a raised margin, apparently modelled in cement. The W gable, which has a single window offset to the N, is rendered and the render is ruled out to look like ashlar stonework. The rear of the building is harled. Here there are a number of openings most of which are relatively recent in origin. The rear door to the centre is possibly an early opening. There are traces at points of original lime harl; presumably rubble construction underneath.

The original front door is of vertical plank construction (probably 5" boards). There are narrow beads at the tongue-in-groove joints. The door is framed internally into panels. This gives access to an entrance hall and there are entrances to E and W into the principal frontage rooms. The doors within both of these are early and of fairly fine four-panelled construction. The panels within are raised and fielded for the eastern door on the W side, and only moulded on the hall side. It is not clear whether the mouldings are planted or run in situ.

The principal room to the W has a fireplace in the centre of the W wall; this is now open back to masonry. There had been a small bedroom on the S side of this room, its partition wall now removed and the whole opened into one substantial room. The door to the back bedroom was central to that partition wall. There is a small window, and the existing glazed doors are offset to the W in the rear wall. The existing shutters have raised and field panels, these are early although reset in the present window, recently refurbished. These mouldings match those of the door into the room.

The rear entrance hall was originally the bathroom, this was accessed from the N under the stair off the hall. There is an under-stairs closet and a rear WC behind the area where the stairwell is. The under stair area was known as the black hole.

The entrance hall is more commodious than similar buildings examined (Cuil Cottace, Cuil Beag and Policy Gate). The stair itself is the original; this rises up in a flight of steps to the W, turning around the corner without landings, running up to first floor level. The balustrade between the two flights has a solid elongated newel with half round solid pine fascias. A small skylight lit the stairwell; this has now been replaced by a velux put in during the 1970's.

At the head of the stair there is a small landing that leads off to the main rooms to the E and W. Ahead to the N there is an entrance with paired doors that opens into a linen cupboard. The door into the western room is of original plank and batten construction (four battens, tongue-in-groove boarded, with a narrow bead at the joint). In the W wall there had been a fireplace, which had an iron grate put in it; this was exposed during the more recent building works (photographed by the Ryan Peterson). Under the coving are cupboards to the N, although Alice thinks they weren't there when she was occupying the house.

The eastern upstairs room has been very heavily remodelled, particularly with the extension of the building to the old byre / barn further to the E. The original E gable wall seems to have entirely been taken down. The eastern first floor room according to Alice was originally a mirror of the one that survives intact to the W.

iv. Former byre, da

Occupants

2017 - 2018
Alan Boyter
2017 - 2018 Local Information
2017 - 2018
Debbie Donald
2017 - 2018 Local Information
2003 - 2016
Ian Lindsay
Electoral Roll 2003 - 2016 Second home
2003 - 2016
Ryan Peterson
Electoral Roll 2003 -2007 - 2016 - Second home
1985 - 2000
Donald MacPherson
Electoral Roll 1985
1985 - 2000
Elizabeth MacPherson
1985-2000
1965 - 1966
Archibald Sinclair
Electoral Roll - 1965 - 1966
1963 - 1971
Helen Lang (McNair)
1963-1964 - -sister in law - -1965-1966 - - sister in law - - 1967 - 1971 - - sister in law
1963 - 1972
Catherine (Kate) Sinclair
Electoral Roll 1963-1964 - sister in law - - Electoral Roll 1965-1966 - sister in law - -Electoral Roll 1967-1971 - sister in law - Electoral Roll 1972 - sister in law -
1955 - 1956
Elizabeth (Betty) Sinclair
Electoral Roll 1965-1966 - wife - -
1952 - 1952
Robert Mayo Callander
Electoral Roll 1952- Grandson - -
1951 - 1955
Ann Patricia Callander
Electoral Roll 1951-1955 - Wife - -
1944 - 1964
Margaret Campbell
1944-1949 - Granddaughter - Child - 1949-1955 - Granddaughter - Child -1956-1959 - - Child -1960-1962 - daughter - -Electoral Roll 1963-1964 - daughter -
1938 - 1949
Alice Mary Beattie
Electoral Roll 1938-1939 - -granddaughter - child - -1944-1949
1935 - 1959
Lachlan Sinclair
Electoral Roll 1935 -1955 son in law - Roadman - Electoral Roll 1956 - 1959 - Woodman
1916 - 1972
Alice Mary Sinclair
1914-1915 - daughter - - 1916-1928 - daughter - -Electoral Roll 1931 - -1935 - -Electoral Roll 1936-1955 - -Electoral Roll 1956 -1959- -wife - - 1960 -1972 - -widow -
1914 - 1928
Elizabeth Mayo Callander
Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - daughter - - Electoral Roll 1916-1928 - daughter - -
1914 - 1931
Margaret (Peggy) MacCallum
Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - daughter - - Electoral Roll 1916-1928 - daughter - -Electoral Roll 1931 - daughter - -
1914 - 1928
Archibald McNair
Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - -1916-1928
1914 - 1935
Catherine McNair
Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - daughter -Electoral Roll 1916-1928 - daughter - Electoral Roll 1935 - daughter - -
1914 - 1955
Mrs. Alice Mary McNair
Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - wife - -Electoral Roll 1916 - 1928 - -wife - -Electoral Roll 1931 - -1935Electoral Roll 1936-1955
1914 - 1939
Helen Shaw (McNair)
Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - - Electoral Roll 1916-1928 - daughter - -Electoral Roll 1938-1939 - - Daughter
1905 - 1931
Archibald McNair
Electoral Rolls 1905-1913 - -Roadman - -Electoral Roll with local information 1914-1915 - -1916-1928 - -Electoral Roll 1931
1891 - 1901
Hugh Brodie
Census 1891 - 27 years - Fox hunter
1891 - 1901
Jane Brodie
Census 1891 - daughter - Age: 2 Year - - Census 1901 - daughter - Age: 12 Year - -
1891 - 1901
Mary Brodie
Census 1901 - wife - Age: 43 Year - - Census 1891 - wife - Age: 32 Year - -
1881 - 1881
Jane Jean Bell
Census 1881 - - Age: 80 Year - Servant -
1881 - 1891
John McKellar
Census 1881 - -Age: 55 years - -Mason - -Census 1891 - -Age: 65 years - -General Labourer
1871 - 1871
Alexander Grant
Census 1871 - - Age: 48 Year - Factor -
1871 - 1871
Isabella Grant
Census 1871 - daughter - Age: 5 Year - -
1871 - 1871
James Grant
Census 1871 - son - Age: 3 years -
1871 - 1871
Margaret Grant
Census 1871 - daughter - Age: 2 Year - -
1871 - 1871
Margaret Grant
Census 1871 - wife - Age: 38 Year - -
1871 - 1880
D.Rev Johnstone
Sometime between 1871 and 1880 -
1871 - 1880
Gertrude Johnstone
Sometime between 1871 and 1880 - - Child -
1871 - 1880
Mrs and children Johnstone
Sometime between 1871 and 1880 -
1871 - 1871
Lucy Munro
Census 1871 - - Age: 14 Year - Domestic Servant -
1851 - 1851
Betsy McKellar
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 2 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Catherine McKellar
Census 1851 - -daughter - -Age: 5 years
1851 - 1851
Catherine McKellar
Census 1851 - -daughter - -Age: 5 years
1851 - 1851
Duncan McKellar
Census 1851 - son - Age: 16 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Flora McKellar
Census 1851 - daughter - Age: 7 Year - -
1851 - 1851
John McKellar
Census 1851 - -Age: 10 years
1851 - 1861
John and family McKellar
Census 1851 - - Age: 40 years - -Shepherd - -Census 1861 - McKellar, John and family
1851 - 1851
Malcolm McKellar
Census 1851 - son - Age: 3 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Mary McKellar
Census 1851 - - Age: 36 Year - -
1851 - 1851
Mary McKellar
Census 1851 - -daughter - -Age: 12 years
1851 - 1851
James Turner
Census 1851 - lodger - Age: 47 Year - Fisherman -
1841 - 1841
Donald Smith
Census 1841 - son - Age: 5 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Duncan Smith
Census 1841 - Son - Age: 8 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Jean Smith
Census 1841 - daughter - Age: 10 Year - -
1841 - 1841
John Smith
Census 1841 - - Age: 30 Year - -
1841 - 1841
John Smith
Census 1841 - son - Age: 2 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Margaret Smith
Census 1841 - wife - Age: 30 Year - -
1841 - 1841
Neil Smith
Census 1841 - son - Age: 1 Year - -

Documents

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Glaschoine, Summer Visitors

Preparing for Summer Visitors. By Alice Beattie
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Glaschoine - Story Alice and Margaret

Description of Glaschoine by Alice Beattie and Margaret Campbell (nee Sinclair), daughters of Lachie and Alice (nee McNair) Sinclair.
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Glaschoine Census and Electoral Roll

Glaschoine 1841-1901 Census 1905-2003 Electoral Roll
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Glaschoine, Tom Addyman February 23rd 2007

Addyman Archaeology report on Glaschoine
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Glaschoine

Archaeological Survey by Addyman Archaeology