Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - see notes
Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 6402 68772
206402, 568772


1701; later alterations include those by Alan Dickie 1820-4 and James Brown, 1826. Single storey and basement, 2-storey, attic and basement, and 3-storey and basement, 13-bay mansion house (grouped 3-2-3-2-3). Painted rubble.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: steps to advanced, pilastered and corniced flat-roofed late 19th century entrance porch in recessed 3 central bays; 2-leaf timber door; armorial panel over inner timber glazed 2-leaf door; single windows aligned above at 1st and 2nd floor; flanking single windows at basement, ground, 1st and 2nd floors; louvred shutters to 1st floor windows; 5 tall merlons screen roof (2nd floor added 1820-4, specifications provided by Alan Dickie). Advanced 2-bay wings flanking; regular fenestration at basement, ground and 1st floors (projecting oriel window to right 1st floor window); single canted dormers to half-piended lean-to roofs (dormers late 19th century). Screen walls and balustrades link to service buildings (see below). Earlier 19th century, 3-bay single storey and basement wings (possibly by mason James Brown) to outer right and left.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: steps to central, square-headed entrance in recessed 3 central bays; stair window aligned above; flanking single windows at basement, ground, 1st and 2nd floors. Advanced wings flanking; single windows at ground and 1st floor to outer right of wing to right; blind wing to left. Deeply recessed single storey and basement wings to outer right and left; single window to wing to left, bipartite window to re-entrant angle to left; single window to wing to right (additional single window to advanced flat-roofed section, single window to right re-entrant angle, timber door to left re-entrant angle).

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof: stone skews; coped stacks; square cans to main house stacks.

INTERIOR: retains numerous original details including timberwork; cornices and fireplaces.

Statement of Special Interest

B Group with Walled Gardens, Pavilions and Rabbit House, and Ancillary Structures, Dovecot, Sundial, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls. Built for Colonel Agnew of Croach, the house offers an interesting sequence of developments as noted by John Gifford. Originally of two storeys with a basement and attic, Gifford questions whether the wings are original or replaced piended double-pitch roofs. The recessed 3-bay central section was heightened in 1820-4, and the outer wings perhaps date from improvements made by the mason James Brown in 1826.



J Ainslie's Wigton map, 1782 (evident); W McIlwraith THE VISITORS GUIDE TO WIGTOWNSHIRE (1875), p106; FH Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, Vol V (1892), p543; Sir AN Agnew WIGTOWNSHIRE: ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR VISITORS (1928), p44; AN INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND, Vol 2 (1987), pp73-74; John Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p421-423.

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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