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DUNSKEY, DUNSKEY HOUSE INCLUDING SUNDIALLB16749

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
20/07/1972
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Portpatrick
NGR
NX 81 55936
Coordinates
200081, 555936

Description

James Kennedy Hunter, 1901-4. 3-storey with basement. Asymmetrical-plan large mansion house in stripped Scottish manorial style. Harl; ashlar dressings. Crowstepped gables; jettying to upper floors; stone mullions to bi- and tripartite windows.

S (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 15 bay, grouped 3-3-3-3-3. Forestair with wall (timber door and 2 small windows to left of basement) to advanced M-gabled central entrance; ball finials. Roll-moulded central doorpiece; 2-leaf boarded timber door; flanking windows to ground, 1st and 2nd floors; cannon spout projects at centre of 2nd floor. Recessed flanking 3-bay sections; regular fenestration at ground, 1st and 2nd floors (2 windows only at ground floor to left). Advanced crowstepped gabled bays to outer left and right; 2 single windows at ground to bay to outer right; 3 single windows to 1st floor; 2 single windows to 2nd floor. 3 small windows at basement to bay to outer left; 2 single windows at ground floor; single window to right at 1st floor; central single window at 2nd floor. Single windows at ground and 2nd floors to re-entrant angle to left; 2 smaller windows to 1st and 2nd floors.

E ELEVATION: 10-bay, grouped 3-3-1-1-1-1, with entrance to garages to outer right. 2 single windows at ground to outer left of gabled bay; 2 single windows to centre and right at 1st and 2nd floors. Steps to roll-moulded corniced doorpiece in penultimate 3-bays to left; leaded 3-light fanlight, single window flanking to left, 2 single windows to right; 3 single windows to 1st and 2nd floors. Regular fenestration to remaining 4 bays (2 single windows at ground to bay to outer left and penultimate bay to right); 2nd floor windows break eaves to form gabled dormers.

Coped wall forms entrance to courtyard garages; 2 single windows to outer right; ball finials flanking entrance and single ball finial to corner.

W ELEVATION: 8-bay, grouped 2-4-2. 4 arched entrances at basement in recessed central 4-bay; 2 single windows to left, single window to right at ground floor; regular fenestration at 1st and 2nd floors (smaller window to penultimate bay to left); windows at 2nd floor break eaves to form gabled dormers (with exception of window to penultimate bay to left). 2 single windows at basement in advanced gabled bay to outer right; single window at ground floor; regular fenestration to 1st and 2nd floors. Openings at basement to advanced gabled bay to outer left ; 2 single windows at ground and 1st floors; tripartite window at 2nd floor.

N ELEVATION: 12-bay, grouped, 2-2-1-2-1-1-3. Advanced flat roofed entrance at ground to outer right; ball finials flanking at apex; roll moulded central doorway, circular pediment, flanking windows; 2 single windows at 1st floor; single window to left at 2nd floor. Single windows at ground, 1st and 2nd floors to gabled penultimate bay to right. Adjacent flat-roofed canted bay at ground, tripartite windows to front, bipartites to sides; single window at 2nd floor. 3 sets of gabled bays; single windows at ground, 1st and 2nd floor to central set; 2 single windows at ground, 1st and 2nd floors to flanking bays (single window only to ground floor of bay to left). 2 single windows at ground and 1st floors to 2 bay section to outer left; tripartite attic dormer.

RE-ENTRANT ANGLE: 6-bay, grouped 2-1-3. 2 single windows at ground to gabled section; single window at ground to right. 2 single windows at ground to 3-bay group to outer right; 3 single windows at 1st floor; 2 single windows at 2nd floor.

GARAGE COURT: 6 single windows to rear of courtyard single storey garage.

Plate glass, 4-, 6-, 12-, 18-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof; crowstepped skews; skewputts; variety of coped gablehead and ridge stacks; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

SUNDIAL: to S elevation. Square stone shaft; vertical dial and gnomon.

INTERIOR: not seen 1997.

Statement of Special Interest

Replaces earlier 19th century William Burn design. James Kennedy Hunter also designed Portpatrick Hotel (see separate list description). Other listings on the Dunskey Estate are the Home Farm, the Stables, 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.

References

Bibliography

F H Groome ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND VOL V (1882), p219; H Colvin A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (1995, 3rd Edition) p187; J Gifford DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY (1996), pp294-5; Glendinning, MacInnes and MacKechnie A HISTORY OF SCOTTISH ARCHITECTURE (1996), p573; J D Mackenzie and R R Cunningham OLD PORTPATRICK (1997), p28.

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