Listed Building

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Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 84344 93811
284344, 593811


David Bryce, Architect, 1847-68. Scots Baronial mansion house incorporating circa 1780 square-plan 3-bay house encased

and extended to south, 1847/8, further more elaborate

additions to north 1855, mullioned conservatory to west

1855/6. Low service court to north west also 1855, extended

1868. Mostly 2 storeys, with raised basements and attics.

Stugged pink ashlar; polished dressings, corbelling,

crow-stepped gables, pedimented dormer heads bartizans and

coped stacks. Square-headed single and mullioned plate-glass

sash windows. 1847/8 work comprises 3-bay south elevation,

canted window at left (with steps added 1855) corbelled to

square above, and gabled; porch added to east elevation of

original house, turret in re-entrant angle corbelled to

square at upper level. 1854 baronial wing modelled on tower

house with bartizans and corbelled parapet beneath east

gable; 2 north-facing doors, east-facing oriel, stepped

corbel table and corbelled gable at west end of north wall.

Bartizans (1 square, 1 round) on west elevation flanking

original house. Slate roofs throughout curved or pyramidal,

and finialed over bartizans. Conservatory extends 4 gableted

bays to west with angle buttresses and finials. Interior:

main library in earlier building with fitted bookshelves

and panelling to deeply-set reveals; Sir Hugh Gladstone's

ornithological library housed in smaller library room;

staircase and gallery with turned wooden balusters and

pendants; some timber and marble chimneypieces and decorative

ceiling plasterwork. Terrace balustrate and steps at east,

west and at south.

Statement of Special Interest

Article on Kirkpatricks of Capenoch discusses earlier

building in 'TDGNHAS', 1929. 1847 additions for James

Grierson, later additions for T S Gladstone.



A Rowan in COUNTRY LIFE, 13.8.1970 Copies of 1854/5 drawings

in NMRS. pub. University of Edinburgh, MR DAVID BRYCE 1976

(exhibition Catalogue) pp.116-7

About Listed Buildings

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