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 6434 68572
206434, 568572


Late 18th century. 2-storey, 3-bay L-plan former manse, with attached ancillary structure. Painted rubble; contrasting painted cills.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: advanced, central gabled entrance porch; timber door; moulded skewputts and ball finial to gable, flanked to right by small circular window; single window aligned above at 1st floor; regular fenestration to flanking outer bays.

NW (SIDE ELEVATION): single windows at ground and 1st floor to left of main gable.

NW (REAR/SIDE) ELEVATION: advanced lean-to entrance porch; timber door; bipartite and single square window to lean-to section to left at ground; single window at 1st floor breaks eaves to form segmental head; single window at 1st floor to outer left of main house.

SE (SIDE) ELEVATION: blank gable to main section; 2 small square windows to lower height section to right; 2-leaf opening to ancillary structure (including lean-to) to outer right (see below).

Predominantly 4-, 6- and 12-pane timber sash and case glazing. Grey slate roof, re-slated to rear; rooflights; stone skews; moulded skewputts; coped gablehead stacks; polygonal cans.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE, GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: attached single storey, rectangular-plan ancillary structure to N, with attached lower height lean-to; square-plan gatepiers to outer left (gatepiers to right lead to Lochryan House - see separate list description); ball finials atop; rubble boundary wall encloses site; deeply splayed coping to NE section.

Statement of Special Interest

Distinguished from other local late 18th century rural architecture by its ball-finialled gabled entrance porch, especially the rosette moulding to the skewputts. Also of note are the ball-finialled gatepiers and rubble boundary wall enclosing the former manse. Sub-divided into 2 flats, 1996.



J Ainslie's Map of Wigton, 1782 (evident); Sir AN Agnew WIGTOWNSHIRE: ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR VISITORS (1928), p143; John Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p150.

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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