Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 16622 73980
316622, 573980


1777 dated portico but house could be several decades

earlier. Symmetrical tripartite-plan, 2-storey, 5-bay country

house with basement; additions - principally 3 ranges - all

19th century. Painted rubble with contrasting ashlar

margins and dressings; portico red ashlar. Piended slate


MAIN BLOCK: rusticated quoins; steps with bottle nosings to

recessed central porch, engaged portico with 2 inner Doric

columns; narrow pediment over cornice; doorway and

sdielights in Venetian window arrangement - panelled door,

traceried fanlight; sash windows with 18-pane glazing to

ground floor windows with dropped cills, upper (12-pane)

windows, margins linked with eaves course: moulded deep

main cornice carried over all elevations; symmetrically

placed stacks; bell-cast roof. N elevation 3 bays with

?stair turret near centre.

ADDITIONS: canted and margined near full-height bay on E

flank; bow-ended single storey W wing: rectangular-plan

wing to NE with Venetian window central on 3-bay E


INTERIOR: some cornice plasterwork; panelled doors in

architraves; timber and marble chimneypieces.

Statement of Special Interest

Inscription on portico "Too small for envy/for contempt too

great"; also initials "AJ" and "MB" and date. Recessed

entrance compares with Rammerscales House in Dalton Parish.



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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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