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 2210 87061
302210, 587061


by Barbour and Bowie. Large, asymmetrical mansion house,

Jacobean; mostly mullioned and transomed windows, some canted

or projecting, gables with slits or escutcheons, kneelers

and ball finials; dormer heads finialed, with scrolled

pediments. 2 storeys; plain, extensive service range and

outbuildings to west lower (and partly single storey), with

courtyard. Stugged red coursers, polished dressings.

Entrance at west end of north wall, doorcase ornamented with

ball finials and strap-worked pediment: corbelled 1st floor

William Burn, architect. Built 1834, minor alterations 1912

oriel to left with ornamental gable: conical-roofed tall,

narrow turret recessed either end of north elevation.

Additional door in re-entrant angle between west and south

ranges. String between floors. Stacks mostly grouped,

corniced diamond flues; roofed with graded slates. Courtyard

ranges with plain gabled dormer heads. east-facing

segmental-arched cart opening.

Interior: some ornamental cornice plasterwork and white

marble chimney pieces with classical detail in principal

ground floor rooms; main stair with wrought-iron balustrade

presumably by Barbour & Bowie.

Statement of Special Interest

Unusual trough (? early 18th century) with lion head mask

against south wall. Keystone and pedimented stone re-set

in courtyard.



Some original drawings in NMRS. Barbour and Bowie's ground

plan held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries,


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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