Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 8334 46700
208334, 546700


Later 19th century. Single storey, 6-bay former schoolhouse with adjoining 2-storey schoolhouse. Whinstone; sandstone ashlar dressings. Base course; crowstepped gables.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: central wallhead chimney; blank plaque within; flanking 2-light windows; advanced gabled porch to right; shouldered opening; timber door; 3-light window to gable to outer right; trefoil-headed louvred arch to gablehead; bipartite window at ground in gabled bay to outer left; shouldered opening to entrance to right; timber door; single window to gablehead.

NE (SIDE) ELEVATION: 2-bay. Central wall head chimney; single windows flanking.

SW (SIDE) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Near-central gabled bay; single windows to ground and 1st floors; lean-to to left; porch to right; single window, timber and glass door at re-entrant angle; single window at 1st floor; single windows at ground and 1st floors to outer right.

3, 4- and 6-pane timber windows, windows to school pointed. Grey slate roof; ridge and wallhead coped chimneys; circular cans.

INTERIOR: timber floor, boarded panelling and decorative ceiling to school building.

BOUNDARY WALLS, GATEPIERS, GATES AND OUTHOUSES: Single storey, 3-bay outhouse to NE of site and smaller outhouses to SW of site. Coped rubble boundary walls to site; iron gatepiers and 2-leaf gates to schoolhouse entrance; single iron gate to NE of site.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally a school, Clachanmore became an art gallery, tea-room and studio in 1993. As noted by Groome in 1882, the school had an average attendance of 133 children.



Ordnance Survey map, 1850 (not evident), Ordnance Survey map 1896 (evident); FH Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND, Vol V, (1882), p400; J Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), p181.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

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