|Kirkstyle Cottages are located on Kirkshaws Road,
Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire.
The cottages were built for the
Rev Sholto Douglas of the Douglas
Support estate, probably for estate employees.
Thomas Smith, dated 1904; additions to E gable of eastmost block dated
1913. 2 pairs of single storey and attic, Tudor-style, near identical
and symmetrical, semi-detached cottages. Half timbered and harled, slate
roofs with terracotta ridge tiles, modern terracotta-type tiles to
oriels, tall brick stacks balustraded to top with fishscale-tiled gabled
caps. Multi-pane timber casement windows, some with out-of-character
modern replacements, oriels to ground floor, gabled dormers above.
Jettied attic floor, plain bargeboards.
FRONT ELEVATION: each pair
of cottages comprises central block with 2 oriels at ground floor
flanked by single windows, terracotta panel at centre, terracotta date
panel at centre of jettied at attic floor, 2 dormers, lychgate-type
entrance porches to left and right, single storey bays to far left and
right with oriel window and swept roof (except E cottage of westmost
block). Return gables, each slightly different, outshot at right return
of westmost block.
REAR ELEVATION: similar to front elevation.