Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 13617 36744
213617, 536744


Earlier 19th century; later alterations. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay

hotel. Harled; E elevation painted rubble. Painted dressings: doorpiece (see below); architraved margins (see below); rusticated quoins; base course. Bracketted cills to windows in outer bays.

N (SHORE STREET) ELEVATION: broad mannered doorpiece at centre; flanking brackets surmounted by ball-finialled nailhead plinths; panel, depicting ship in painted relief, above lintel and between plinths; modern door. Regular fenstration. Margins, with recessed inner band, scrolled lintels and buckle-quoin detailed tabs, to windows in outer bays at ground floor. Small flanking consoles to architraved margins to windows in outer bays at 1st floor. Buckle-quoin detailed tabs

to margin to window at centre at 1st floor. Canted and piended dormer windows above outer bays; iron flag-like finials.

E ELEVATION: timber gate adjoined to right. Blank at 1st floor (ground floor not seen). Modern, 2-storey, flat-roofed addition adjoined to left.

W ELEVATION: painted render above slightly lower adjoining house, No 7 Shore Street.

Modern timber top-hopper glazing; 2- and 4-pane glazing to dormer windows. Coped skews to NE and NW. Broad painted rubble gablehead stacks. Purple-grey slates. Some octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods: downpipe to NW; moulded rhone with decorative rhone fixtures.

Statement of Special Interest

Marked as the "Ship Inn" on the OS Map of 1894.



OS Map 1895, Wigtownshire, Sheet XXXIII 11 (surveyed 1894).

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.

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