2 storeys with dormerless attic, L-plan. Harled with moulded stone architraves. Entrance through porch in re-entrant angle. East wing with two 3-storeyed, gabled bays breaking through eaves line on S elevation; asymmetrically placed windows. W gable end with 2-storey shallow curved bay and 5-light windows in each floor. 6-bay S wing with mullioned windows and tall projecting stack with diamond flues. S gable end with canted bay at ground, tripartite at 1st and lunette to attic. Conservatory on E. Each gable end with mosaic work at apex. Red tile roof. Original cast iron gateway set in stone piers. The tennis court was sometimes flooded in the winter to form an ice skating surface.
Early 19th century stable block on courtyard plan. East wing 2-storey with central tower, stugged ashlar. W wing also 2-storey, but like the remainder is of rubble with ashlar margins. E wing has 7 bays with the end and central bays advanced, each with arched carriage openings, and 1 window above. Tower has circular windows on 2nd storey, contains doocot. All slated. Watermill attached to W side of complex for sawmill.
Single storey 3-bay cottage built against the N wall of the walled garden. Ashlar front with central door surmounted by an arched panel bearing the date 1909. 2 corbelled canted windows which had latticed glazing. Bold Tuscan columns stood at the 2 angles. Cornice and blocking course. Roofless.
Single storey, harled with painted margins. Elongated hexagonal plan, rear wing with basement. One window to each face, blind to east, with date 1818 over south one, Tudor hood moulds. Added porch to west. Slate roof. 3 octagonal ashlar chimney stacks. Wing extended c1990.
Single storey cottage facing road, with basement built into slope to N & E. Rubble with chamfered ashlar margins. S elevation with advanced bay to right and canted window. Remaining windows bipartite, some with gablet heads on E & W elevations. Slate roof, partly piended, supported on bracketed eaves. Additional lower bay with piended wing to left. Date 1844 appears on S window lintel.
Early 19th century block. Ashlar with raised quoins. One storey and attic. Main block has central door with pilastered doorpiece and block pediment. 2 flanking windows in architraves (now with latticed glazing). Simple cornice and blocking course. 2 piended and 1 small central dormers. Addition to right with 3-light bay window and modern timber porch. To left single bay link to one window piended wing. Slate roofs. Addition to rear, part dated 1876.
Two storey dwelling of random rubble with squared dressings to the quoins and window margins. The roof is covered with modern pantiles. The stone is local sandstone, which is relatively soft and would have been rendered in the past. The original west gable had a window or door void on the ground floor towards the back, which has now been blocked up. The plain skew is relatively modern and the chimney stack has been rebuilt in the 20th century. The disposition of the fenestration on the south and north facades appears to reflect the original, except that there was a window over the door on the south. All of the present stone margins are replacements, the two ground floor windows on the south facade being the most recent. The east end of the long row of buildings, of which this formed a part, was replaced by a taller two-storey building in the late 19th century. Where is joins on the north facade it did so at a ground floor doorway, and an additional set of quoins was added. Above this the quoins may be original and the new building rests on them. The new building extends further south than the original block and there are no quoins on the south side. There are indications that the building may have started as a single storey structure. Late 18th century. 2-storeys, 3 bays. Rubble built with squared dressings. Forestair to upper floor with modern hand rail. Modern glazing. Pantiled roof.
1897 house of 2-storeys, 1907 addition 3 storeys, complex asymmetrical building. Partly squared and snecked rubble with ashlar dressings, partly harled with ashlar dressings and applied timber framing. 1897 building with advanced bay and 2-storey canted window, gabled central porch variety of window designs, 1 at 1st floor with wallhead, finialled gable. Tall addition with domed angle turret, corbelled from 1st floor at SE, and jettied upper floor at SW, with full height projecting square bay on S elevation. Some interior panelling. 1912 new billiards room added on upper floor. The front room on the south side has a King George and Queen Charlotte, Adams fireplace for Wedgewood in a winter theme - dates about 1780. ERNGATH ROAD, THE KNOWE INCLUDING GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS Description: A Porteus, 1897, with billiard room and corner turret addition by Matthew Steele, 1907. 2- and 3-storey, 3-bay plain Tudor villa retaining notable interior decorative schemes. Squared and snecked tooled sandstone with ashlar dressings and some harl with brick dressings. Corbels; mock half-timbering; some stone mullioned and transomed windows, chamfered arrises. W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-storey elevation. Centre bay with keystoned basket-arched opening below tiny 8-light window to ball finialled, pitch-roofed stone porch giving way to single window at 1st floor; advanced ball-finialled gabled bay to left with canted window at ground corbelled out to further canted 4-part window at 1st floor; bay to right with wide-centre tripartite at ground and single window above breaking eaves into ball-finialled dormerhead. All windows transomed. E ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated, 3-storey elevation with variety of elements including corbelled 2-stage turret rising above roofline at outer left angle, projecting square-plan tripartite windows to 1st and 2nd floor right and further 2nd floor tripartite jettied out over outer right angle, both 2nd floor bays half-timbered. N ELEVATION: altered elevation with broad stepped half-timbered gable jettied over 1st floor left above diminutive canted 1st floor window, modern conservatory and stone-pedimented dormer window to centre bay, and blank gabled bay breaking eaves at right. Variety of glazing types, timber sash and case 9-pane over plate glass with horns to canted bays of W elevation. Some 4-pane without horns. 12-pane over 12-pane to turret. Some casement windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar gablehead stacks to N & S, mid roof stacks to E, with some polygonal cans. Ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts. Overhanging eaves. INTERIOR: good decorative schemes, largely intact. Timber screen door, upper panel etched glass with stained glass fanlight and sidelights. Timber panelled entrance hall and stairwell with encaustic floor tiles, timber staircase. Further stained glass. Timber-panelled billiard room with timber ceiling with detailing in yellow and black chequerboard inlay. Further green and black chequerboard inlay. Some original fireplaces and chimneypieces. Timber-panelled bathroom with original fittings including showerhead. GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: to SW, pair of square ashlar gatepiers with pyramidal caps with impressive timber and cast-iron 2-leaf gate with studded decoration and ornamental hinges. Low rubble boundary wall with scrolled iron railing. Notes: One of Bo'ness' most impressive villas set on an elevated site overlooking the town and with a characteristic turret looking out over the Forth. Built for George Cadell Stewart. Cadell Stewart founded the Bo'ness pit prop industry along with his business partner, James Love of Glasgow on the reclaimed foreshore. Timber props allowed much more coal to be mined from the seams and replaced the system of allowing pillars of coal to uphold the passages. Cadell Stewart also founded the Bo'ness Children's Fair in 1897 and it is still held today. He became Provost of the burgh and held this office from 1894-1904.