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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 82212 89688
282212, 589688


Complex house, largely 17th century, but incorporating earlier work. General appearance now asymmetrical. 3-story U-plan mansion house with courtyard open at south. Altered and restored 1969-73, Michael Laird and Partners, architects; later 19th century baronial additions removed west wing substantially remodelled, swimming pool added to east. Harled with red or pink ashlar dressings, margins, crowsteps and circa 1870 dormer heads; small-paned sash windows. Inner (north) range of house has large round-arched centre opening to either elevation (now principal doors); small courtyard door to east, nearby; conical-roofed circular stair turret in re-entrant angle opposite with later 17th century crest above door; east range mostly vaulted at basement, possible tower house incorporated at south; west-facing door with

inscribed lintel and 1641 crest; corresponding door lintel in west range opposite carved by Hew Lorminer dated 1971. North elevation has outer gables South end of west range formerly bowed, now gabled (rooms retain bowed interior); lower 2-storey range, with quoins exposed, returns east into courtyard and contains upper room with rib-vaulted ceiling believed to have been Annie Laurie's boudoir; modern forestair leads to north- facing door (former window). Coped stacks, slate roofs.



MAXWELTON HOUSE, n.d. (guide book) TRANSACTIONS OF THE DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY 1949-50 article 10 by Michael Laird and partners. RCAHM INVENTORY, 1920 no. 235

About 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 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.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but 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. 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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