Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 34016 64310
234016, 564310


H E Clifford, architect, 1908. Large 2-storey U-plan English vernacular country house. Distinctive polygonal dressed "rubble" walling contrasting with fine ashlar dressings and masonry to projecting bays; red tile roofs. All windows mullioned, most also transomed; casement windows with metal-framed small-pane glazing. Main elevations to W and S with single-storey projecting polygonal porch on S gable set back from SW angle. PORCH: steps to depressed arch doorway with moulded surround, buttresses flank doorway and steps. Corbel course over door, deep embattled parapet. Above porch rises bold end gable to S wing with shallow projecting flue. 6-bay S wing has projecting end bays rising above wallhead; that to left canted with deep parapet, that to right gabled. Further gabled bay to right is lower and has corbelled canted oriel to 1st. Slightly lower W wing has asymmetrical W elevation with single-storey billiard room to N. 6-light projecting square bay to right with deep embattled parapet. Gabled bay to left. Single storey billiard room with 3 light depressed-arch windows; boldly projecting end flue and stack. Service wings to rear forming courtyard. Tall mostly end and axial stacks used to great compositional effect; tall diamond, square, polygonal or grouped stacks. Red ceramic clay tile roof. North wing re-roofed in Redland plain concrete tiles. Much good original internal detail of timberwork - doors, chimneypieces, panelling etc. Billiard room with impressive ingleneuk fireplace. Woodwork largely pine, 1 room mahogany.

Statement of Special Interest

Shennanton House is a good example of English Tudor/vernacular style rarely found in SW Scotland, by the eminent Glasgow architect H E Clifford. The unusual use of decorative stonework and red tiled roofs make it especially important. Mark of Shennanton steading is listed separately above, and the quadrant walls, gatepiers, gate and railings are below. Conversion to flats underway (1990).



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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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