Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
Kirkmichael (S Ayrshire)
NS 35251 8033
235251, 608033


Earlier 19th century with probably early 20th century extension. Single storey, 3-bay, L-plan gate lodge with Tudor detailing, Italianate roof with deep overhanging eaves creating the effect of a broken pediment, and extension to rear. Squared, coursed, tooled sandstone with polished ashlar dressings. Base course. Hoodmoulds above bipartite stone-mullioned windows with chamfered margins.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: central timber-boarded front door with bipartite fanlight in Tudor-arched, chamfered surround; advanced gable to right with large, projecting canted window; bipartite mullioned window to left; continuous hoodmoulds. Single bipartite stone-mullioned windows to side elevations. Single light to S elevation of rear extension.

3-pane glazing to fixed timber lights with tilting upper panes; 4-pane glazing to timber sash and case windows to rear. Coupled, concave-faced, coped octagonal sandstone ashlar stacks. Grey slate.

Statement of Special Interest

A very good example of an earlier 19th century gate lodge, situated at the north entrance to the Blairquhan estate off the main road from Straiton to Kirkmichael (B7045), and forming an integral part of the designed landscape of the estate. Blairquhan (listed separately) was rebuilt by William Burn in 1821'4 for David Hunter Blair and Burn also designed Blairquhan Bridge (listed separately), adjacent to Blairquhan Lodge, as well as some other estate buildings; he may have been responsible for this and Girvan and Milton Lodges (both listed separately), which are very similar. Blairquhan Bridge is shown on John Thomson's map of 1828 so the lodge may also have been built in the 1820s.



shown on 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map (1854-9).

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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