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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 19246 75245
319246, 575245


Country house, now a hotel, with 2 distinct building phases

excluding modern near additions at N; 1838 2-storey, 3-bay

house in style of Walter Newall larger and comparatively

plain 1870 3-storey range to W; detached fragment of tower

house beyond.

1838 HOUSE: red ashlar; windows with lying-pane glazing,

mostly architraved bipartites with timber mullions, corniced

at ground; E elevation with pedimented central square porch

(present modern outer doorway set within porch); basement

to S and rectangular projecting and canted ground floor

windows. Continuous deep horizontal bands at base and at

1st floor cill levels; eaves course and cornice; stacks with

square flues; piended modern tile roof carried over modern


1870 HOUSE: reproduces some of 1838 house;

plate-glass glazing; 3-bay S elevation with porch in

advanced right bay; 4-bay W flank; piended slate roof.

TOWER: fragment of NW corner of tower house, built of

pinned large rubble blocks with splayed base course:

horizontal gun port.

Ashlar-coped low wall to W with square gatepiers; good but

fragmentary cast-iron work with anthemion ornament.

Statement of Special Interest

Category C(S) only because of unsympathetic alterations.

RCAHMS INVENTORY, 1920, notes only site of tower (no 276).

Archibald Arnott, physician to Napoleon Bonaparte, was born

at Kirkconnel (1772).

Change of Category B to C(S) 4.10.88.



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About Listed Buildings

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