Listed Building

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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 12158 37182
212158, 537182


1837 (dated). 2-storey, 3-bay former manse. Painted rubble. Painted raised margins.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: deep-set panelled door, with 5-pane fanlight, at centre; small oval plaque to margin above, inscribed "Built AD MDCCCXXXVII". Regular fenestration.

S ELEVATION: window at centre to ground and 1st floors, and in gablehead.

N ELEVATION: gabled and blank.

W ELEVATION: window to both floors to left and right. Piended single storey wing to left of centre; door to left and 2 windows to N return; small window to right to W. Stair window flanking wing to right of centre.

4-pane glazing in sash and case windows. Coped skews. Painted rubble banded stacks; gablehead to N and S, wallhead to left of centre to W elevation. Small purple slates. Octagonal cans. 3 rooflights to E pitch, 2 to W pitch and several to wing. Modern timber eaves courses.

Single storey former stable range to N, converted to domestic use circa 1990; painted rubble, modern tiles.

Statement of Special Interest

Old Kirkmaiden House was formerly listed as "Manse".



SRO GD135/Box62/31/4 Correspondence re proposed new manse, 1837. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol IV (1845) Wigton, p 215. M M Harper RAMBLES IN GALLOWAY (1896) p 368. THIRD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT Vol 14 (1965) p 503.

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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