Listed Building

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CRAWFORDTON SCHOOL (MAIN BLOCK)LB10343

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/06/1986
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Glencairn
NGR
NX 79626 90592
Coordinates
279626, 590592

Description

Peddie & Kinnear, architects. Dated 1865. Scottish Baronial

mansion house; asymmetrical; 2 storeys and attics over raised

basement. Snecked, bullfaced ashlar, polished dressings, rope

and roll-mouldings; strings, corbelled angle turrets,

crow-stepped gables, finialed and pedimented dormer heads.

Single or mullioned windows. 4-storey square tower over

entrance bay, corbelled and machicolated, conical-roofed cap

house over stair turret. North elevation: off-centre

flat-roofed porch linked to main elevation by curved

passageway, foliate decoration below parapet, pedimented

datestone over architraved door. Round-headed window above in

tower with columned jambs and arched head, corbelled

semi-circular balcony. Slightly advanced outer gables, angle

turret at north west, conical roof above cut off to support

columned belfry with conical roof. Adjoining low service wing

returns north; modern classroom addition (excluded from

listing) to north east angle. East elevation: outer bays

canted, and corbelled to square below gables; full height

circular turrets to inner re-entrant angle at left; boldly

corbelled balcony to inner bays above basement level, arcaded

balustrade South elevation: 4-light ground floor window in

projecting square bay; 2 tall wall head stacks, south west

angle turret corbelled above basement, corbelled to square

and gabled at 1st floor; 3-light stair window with stepped

cills and pedimented gable faces east. Wall head, apex and

axial stacks, some off-set, mostly with decoration below

cope. Slated roofs.

Interior: ground floor ceiling cornices mostly have foliate

decoration; similar ornament to chimney pieces. Steps lead

from main door into entrance hall; staircase has twisted

wooden balusters with pendants below newels. Library has

fitted bookshelves: large room adjoining (at south east) has

ribbed ceiling. Partly enclosed by rubble-built

irregular-plan terrace wall with ashlar parapet and piers.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for George Walker of Crawfordton. Purchased by school

1940.

References

Bibliography

NMRS - Peddie & Kinnear Drawings index. CRAWFORTON (School

Prospectus) n.d.

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