Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Kirkmichael (Dumf & Galloway)
NY 7116 86110
307116, 586110


Early 19th century 2-storey 3-bay house built to front

(south) of earlier similar house, doubling its thickness;

cartshed (on roadside, to west) with barn above built 1827,

C. Halliday, contractor. Whitewashed rubble, house with

contrasting painted margins. House: south elevation: modern

central piended porch; plate glass sashes; straight skews;

end stacks; slate roofs. Aymmetrical north elevation.

Interior: wall murals of hunting scenes in dining room by

Karl Ruckgauer of Mainz, 1946 (signed). Cartshed and barn:

south elevation has 8 arcaded segmental arches 7 cart

openings, single narrow arch near west gable houses stairs

to barn; door and 2 boarded window openings to latter level.

Slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Ruckgauer was a prisoner of war held at the former

Kirkmichale House (now Barony School) nearby. Listed

category B for quality of arcaded cartshed (remainder of

steading not included in listing)



SRO SC 15/65/3 pp 91 and 95 (gives date of steading)

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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