Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 97092 80300
297092, 580300


Dated 1759 on north wing. Palladian mansion house; 2 storeys

on raised basement with flanking wings. All red ashlar.

House: 3-bay east elevation with early 19th century central

pilastered porch (panelled and studded door in pedimented

doorpiece), flanked by 12-pane sashes in architraves, latter

corniced, with pulvinated frieze; 3 Burlington windows in

round-arched panels at principal floor. Ionic-columned jambs

on plinths; latter probably terminated blind balustrades;

square, architraved windows above (6-pane sashes). Continuous

bands at base and at ground floor level; mutule cornice;

blocking course; 2 symmetrically placed stacks; piended

slate roof. Single window at each level of flanks;

linked by cornice); piended roofs, with graded slates. Low

alterations and fire escapes to rear above, narrow lean-to

service corridor linking wings. Piended, 2-storey wings each

have single bay east front (12-pane sashes), and are linked

to house by quadrant wall with corniced, architraved and

panelled door between alcove niches; inner part of north

wing is earlier. 18th century house, rendered, with advanced

inner bays (gabled on north elevation) and 5-bay south

front. Modern additions to north and to south of wings.

Interior: some decorative ceiling plasterwork of late 18th/

early 19th century, especially in halls and ground floor

rooms: plain top floor rooms. Modern lift shaft in stair

well obscures most of former anthemion-patterned silhouette

balusters. Some painted raised and fielded wooden panelling

survives in earlier house.

Statement of Special Interest

Now a home run by the Leonard Cheshire Organisation.

Built for Alexander Johnstone of Carnsalloch. He is

described in the sasines as a chemist in London, so it may

be that a London architect was employed, and perhaps Isaac

Ware, whose 1756 publication included design of a "House built

for Alexander Johnstone, Esq, in Scotland" (a more expensive

scheme which was probably never done) (see H Colvin,


1600-1840, 1978, (p866)



SRO RHP 4417 (1911 sale catalogue). Scottish Field, April 1957.

About Listed Buildings

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Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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