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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Keir

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 90693 87009
  • Coordinates: 290693, 587009


Dated 1778 on bronze pennon. Main (east) range of courtyard

stables, pyramidal-roofed 3-stage square dovecot tower with

long single storey asymmetrical flanking wings. Rubble-built,

ashlar dressings, all whitewashed. Tower has pedestrian pend, round-arched at east with band above at eaves level of

wings, 2 small square openings (? flight holes) and single

window to each face of top stage; octagonal window to east

is similar to loft windows on 4-bay east elevation of south

wing (round-headed door and square-headed windows at

ground). North wing altered, now a cottage. Small axial

stacks; slate roofs, swept-roofed ventilator over tower.

Interior: dovecot intact, with stone and brick nesting boxes,

potence retained. South wing has arched passageway at east

side, arched recesses leading off.

Statement of Special Interest

North and west ranges not included in listing. Pennon bears

initials of W(illiam) C(opeland) (of) C(olliston).

Unfortunate recent fenestration.





About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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