Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 98761 57150
298761, 557150


Earlier to mid 18th century, single storey cottage. Altered with substantial additions, now roughly T-plan. Painted rubble with contrasting margins and cills. Tall gabled S wing probably mid-19th century, single S-facing window either side of latter: kitchen addition at N with door in re-entrant angle, roof swept over: bronze plaque on otherwise blank wall alongside. End stacks; graded grey slates.

KENNELS: circa 1860 with 2003 additions and alterations. Original building roughly square-plan with lean-to kennel section and 2 adjoining walled enclosures topped by high spiked wrought-iron fences and gates to rear. Piended roof with gable to rear. Irregularly fenestrated with casement windows and timber boarded doors. Large 2003 extension to SW. Random rubble with sandstone ashlar margins; original building lime-washed. Coped gablehead stack with 2 later red clay cans. Graded grey slate with grey ridge tiles.

PUMP AND TROUGH: decorative cast-iron pump to rear of kennels; rectangular sandstone trough below.

Statement of Special Interest

The birthplace and childhood home of Admiral John Paul Jones (1747- 1792), "Father of the American Navy". Plaque erected 1953 by the "Naval History Association and the Army and Navy Chapter of the American Revolution, both of Washington DC USA". Repaired early 19th century by Lt Pinkham of the American Navy (details in New Statistical Account and website). South wing of cottage not on 1st edition OS.



Cottage appears on 1854 OS map; kennels appear on 1861 OS map. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, Volume IV, Kirkcudbrightshire, p237.

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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