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 10049 58704
210049, 558704


Rebuilt 1838. 2-storey, 3-bay near-rectangular plan, former parish manse. Painted harl.

W (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced flat-roofed square-plan porch; timber door and letterbox fanlight to right re-entrant angle; single windows to remaining elevations; single windows flank porch at ground; regular fenestration at 1st floor.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced pitched entrance at ground; timber door to right re-entrant angle; lean-to conservatory adjoining; single stair window aligned above; flanking single windows at ground and 1st floors. Blank infill to right of centre window.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: single windows at ground and 1st floors.


12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof;E pitch of main house concrete tiles stone skews; rooflights; corniced gablehead stacks; polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

GRAVEYARD, GATEPIER AND GATE: elaborately carved gravestones dating from the 17th century to the E of the house; single iron gatepier and gate to entrance drive.

Statement of Special Interest

On site of Soulseat Abbey (Premonstratensian), founded in 1148 and destroyed in the 17th century. Additional ancillary structures to E not included in the listing. Marked as manse on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1848, serving the Parish Kirk at Lochinch. The house name has also been changed from Meadowsweet to Greenloch, a modern house nearby now has the name Meadowsweet.



J Ainslie's Wigton map, 1782 (earlier structure evident, marked Saltside); Ordnance Survey map, 1848 (evident); THE NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT OF SCOTLAND (1845), pp87, 93; W McIlwraith THE VISITORS GUIDE TO WIGTOWNSHIRE (1875), p98; FH Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, Vol IV (1892), p282; J Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), pp33, 285.

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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