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 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

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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