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DALSWINTON HOUSE FORMER STABLESLB10288

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

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

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 94222 84245
  • Coordinates: 294222, 584245

Description

Late 18th century, substantially altered at various dates

into later 20th century. Symmetrically planned Classical

stable block built around rectangular (cobbled) courtyard,

with clock tower over courtyard entrance, and now mostly

converted for domestic use. Single storey with lofts/upper

floor. Red sandstone ashlar. Tower is irregular octagon on

square base, fluted frieze with rosettes and later 19th

century steep facetted platform roof with iron brattishing and weathervane. North elevation articulated with advanced

central and outer bays, depressed-arched central pend,

unfortunate garage opening and modern window at left replacing

2 depressed-arched cart openings (3 additional bays at left;

round-head door and windows); 2 round-headed windows in right

bay, single round-headed windows to intermediate bays. Main

cornice broken by 3 inserted upper floor windows (2 modern,

1 dormer) and blocking course. Apex stacks; piended roof, with

graded slates. Simple vaulting in pend below tower. Courtyard

interior all limewashed, with painted margins; variety of

openings, 3 blocked, arcaded, depressed-arched cart openings

on north range.

Statement of Special Interest

Shown on a print published 1796 (copy in Ewart Library

Dumfries.

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