Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 351 56035
200351, 556035


Earlier 19th century. Single storey with attic, U-plan stables. Whinstone; sandstone ashlar dressings.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: square-plan gatepiers to courtyard entrance; gabled bays to outer left and right; windows at ground and attic to left, to ground only to right; 2 grille openings to left.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: near central timber stable door with window to left; 5 square grille openings to right; 4 square grille openings to left, with loading bay above; single windows at ground and attic to outer left. Both attic windows break eaves to form gables. Later harled gabled addition to outer right.

COURTYARD, S ELEVATION: advanced gabled porch; segmental arch opening at ground; loading bay to gable; single windows flanking; timber door to outer right.

W ELEVATION: advanced M-gabled bay to outer left; small timber window; timber stable door; 2 square grilles. Timber door to re entrant angle. Timber door to right of recessed section; small window to outer right; 2 single windows to left; single window aligned above at attic.

E ELEVATION: 2 single windows right of centre; flanking timber doors; 2 pairs of windows to M-gable at attic; timber door and small window at ground to outer left. 2-leaf boarded timber doors at re entrant angle. Single window and 2-leaf boarded timber doors to advanced M-gabled bay to outer right.

8- and 12-pane timber sash and case windows; rooflights. Grey slate roof; stone skews; skewputts; ridge, gable and wallhead stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: timber stalls with curved iron-work; ball finials to posts.

Statement of Special Interest

Possibly part of the William Burn design for Dunskey Estate of the earlier 19th century. An impressive stable block with much of its original detailing intact - the square-plan stacks; ball finialed gatepiers and iron grilles, are particularly worthy of note. Other listings on the Dunskey Estate are Dunskey House, Home Farm, walled garden and greenhouses, Kennels House and kennels, gatepiers, gates and boundary walls to North and South Lodges and within estate, South Lodge, and the cablehouse.



Ordnance Survey map, 1849 (evident).

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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