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- Category: B
- Date Added: 03/08/1971
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Holywood
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 95026 82691
- Coordinates: 295026, 582691
Peddie & Forbes Smith, architects. Dated 1914. 4-storey and
attic rectangular-plan full-size "tower house" added to east
end of Cowhill house. Tower house: roughly-coursed polygonal
red masonry with ashlar dressings and roll-moulded openings,
these mostly beneath relieving arches. Door at south of east
wall with crest above. Irregularly-placed window openings to
elevations, all small-paned sashes. Corbelled and crenellated
parapet with spouts and bartizans (1 conical-roofed) encloses
east gable; crow-stepped gables; coped end and north
wall-head stacks. 2 lower square bays each with south-facing crow-stepped gables 1 on west wall, 1 projecting from south
Interior: wooden panelling at ground with Corinthian
pilasters; some decorative ceiling plasterwork and chimney
pieces. Wheel stair opens into earlier house.
Statement of Special Interest
Remainder of house now substantially altered from original
and not included in listing. 1906 plans for tower re-designed
1914; 1871 scheme by W.F. Lyon.
NMRS Peddie and Kinnear drawings index.
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