Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 42081 38778
242081, 538778


Early 19th century. Single storey 6-bay cottage (formerly a row 2 3-bay cottages) with later additions and alterations. Whinstone rubble, whitewashed.

S ELEVATION: each former 3-bay cottage comprised of door at centre flanked by windows; door to left cottage now blocked; gabled and rendered, modern porch added to door of cottage to right. Some windows enlarged. Blank gable to W; small, lower gabled addition to E gable, to N, in same materials, with window to S. Square windows with timber casements and large trellised glazing pattern. Graded grey slates to main range; grey slates to additions. Raised skew to E gable, ashlar coped to W; mutual gable and end stacks. Sandstone ridge.

LAMP STANDARD: decorative cast-iron lamp standard with lantern sited by roadside to W.

Rubble whinstone boundary wall.

Statement of Special Interest

One of the small group of cottages of which Glasserton village is comprised, Kettle Cottage was formerly named Smithy Row. The same unusual glazing pattern, probably dating from post 1850, occurs at the neighbouring cottage to E, the Posting House (listed separately). Various fetaures link the disparate cottages, and indicate that there was perhaps some estate involvement to overhaul them in the mid to later 19th century. Former Item No 6.



1st edition OS map, 1850.

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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