Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NX 27848 93935
227848, 593935


Mid 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay, symmetrical, classical farmhouse. Snecked stone with smooth margins. Advanced flat-roofed, single story porch. Cornice. Single story L-plan steading to rear.

Piended roof. Grey slates. Wallhead stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

This 19th century, little externally altered farmhouse and associated steading form a fine group. The farmhouse has retained its symmetrical classical features.

A house at Dinmurchie is identified on some earlier maps, including the 1775 New Map of Ayrshire. Dinmurchie is also documented to be the birthplace of Robert Dalrymple, 1st Viscount Stair, who played a significant part in the development of Scots Law. Viscount Stair was born in 1619, but the current buildings at Dinmurchie seem to date predominantly from the 19th century. It may be that there is an earlier core to the buildings.

List description updated, 2012.



Andrew Armstrong, A New Map of Ayrshire, (1775). 1st Ordnance Survey Map, (1858) New Statistical Account of Scotland, (1834-45), Vol V, p405.

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.

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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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