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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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