Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - SEE NOTES
Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 11030 60871
211030, 560871


Circa 1607 in origin; later re-working. Square-plan, walled garden (approximately 6400m?). Rubble walls enclose site; coped gatepiers and arched wrought-iron gates to entrances at NE and SW elevations; ball finials to gatepiers to NE elevation; obelisk finials resting on ball-feet to SW elevation; remains of 2 summerhouses to SW and SE corners; 2 advanced alcoves to SE and NW walls.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group with Castle Kennedy (see separate list description). The garden walls were probably built when the castle was improved circa 1607 and appears marked into quarters on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1848. The gatepiers to the SW elevation with obelisk finials resting on ball-feet mirror those found near the entrance to Castle Kennedy, dating from the earlier 18th century. Other listings on the Lochinch Heritage Estate include Balker Farmhouse, Balker Lodge, Black Loch Boathouse, Black Stables Cottage, Canal Cottage, Castle Kennedy, Castle Kennedy Bridge, Castle Kennedy gatepiers, gates and boundary walls, Castle Kennedy Lodge, East Lodge, Garden Cottage, Ice House, Kennels, Kennel's House, Kitchen Garden, Lochinch Castle, Lochinch Stable Court, Main Lodge, Main Lodge gatepiers, gates and boundary walls, Old Parish Church, Old Parish Church graveyard, 3 Sundials and White Loch Boathouse.



J Ainslie's Wigton map, 1782 (undesignated), Ordnance Survey map, 1848 (evident); W McIlwraith THE VISITORS GUIDE TO WIGTOWNSHIRE (1875), p100; A DESCRIPTION OF CASTLE KENNEDY, A SEAT BELONGING TO THE RIGHT HON THE EARL OF STAIR (1908), p11; AA Tait THE LANDSCAPED GARDEN IN SCOTLAND, 1735-1835 (1980), pp12, 15-17, 254; AN INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND, Vol 2 (1987), pp36, 39; James Truscott PRIVATE GARDENS OF SCOTLAND (1988), pp60-65; John Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p412;

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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