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General view of 21, 22, 23 and 24 Pointhouse Crescent, Port Bannatyne, Bute, from N

DP 137258

Description General view of 21, 22, 23 and 24 Pointhouse Crescent, Port Bannatyne, Bute, from N

Date 22/5/2012

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 137258

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Originally known as Kamesburgh, Port Bannatyne grew up as a fishing village to the north-west of the main town of Rothesay. However, during the 19th century, when Rothesay's popularity as a tourist destination and a pleasant place to live by the seaside was at its peak, the town stretched out to join up the coastal strip between Port Bannatyne in the north-west and Ascog in the south-east. Dating from the late 19th century, 21-24 Pointhouse Crescent are at the northern end of a series of semi-detached villas built as part of the expansion of the small fishing village as Rothesay became increasingly popular as a tourist destination. Most of these villas have been sub-divided into flats in the 20th century. All have canted full-height bay windows to the outer bays, large bipartite or tripartite windows in the inner bays and deep overhanging timber-bracketed eaves. This is a typical example of some of the later development of Port Bannatyne, with a range of detached, semi-detached and terraced villas along Shore Road and Pointhouse Crescent towards Ardbeg. These properties occupy prime situations along the shoreline with the best views over the bay. Like most of the coastal residences, they all have full height canted bay windows to take advantage of the view across the bay as well as letting in as much ilght as possible.

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