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- Category: C
- Date Added: 26/06/1986
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Kirkmahoe
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 96213 85140
- Coordinates: 296213, 585140
Completed 1911. Large Scottish Baronial mansion incorporating
mid(?) 19th century 2-storey 3-bay house. 2/3 storeys with
basements and attics, square tower rises 2 stages above main
roofline. Asymmetrical, with strings, corbelled and
crenellated parapets, bartizans with spouts (square tower
also with cap house), crow-stepped gables, single, bipartite
or canted windows, coped or castellated stacks. Snecked red
ashlar with polished dressings. South elevation: castellated
massive porch with columned doorpiece added centrally to
original house, flanking ground floor windows canted; smaller full-height wing recessed at right; tall "L-plan towerhouse"
to left is advanced with 2-storey canted window and large
corbelled bartizan, modern fire escape at north gable. North
wing extends from rear of original house and has canted
entrance bay to west with steep-pitched facetted roof. Slate
Statement of Special Interest
Some inscribed stones built into walls commemorate
association with Norwegian servicemen who were billeted
THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT p. 143
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