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 573 55449
200573, 555449


Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, E-plan farm. Harl to N, whinstone to S; red brick long and short surrounds to windows in whinstone range.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: M-gabled house at centre; recessed timber door with shoulder-arched fanlight. Single windows flanking at ground and 1st floor (window at ground to left bipartite). Wall adjoining to outer left. Gabled bay to left of centre; bipartite windows at ground and 1st floor; adjoining walls to left and right; 3 stage bellcote with blank clock stages to 2nd stage; broken spire. Gabled bay to right of centre; boarded 1st floor opening.

N COURTYARD, SW ELEVATION: 7-bay. Regular fenestration at ground and 1st floors (smaller 1st floor windows). Door replaces window in penultimate bay to right; loading bay to outer right at 1st floor.

S COURTYARD, NW ELEVATION: 9-bay. Cartshed segmental arch openings at ground to 7 bays to left; regular fenestration at 1st floor. Infilled entrance to penultimate bay to right; single windows at ground and 1st floor to outer right. SE ELEVATION: 3 single windows at ground to outer left. Gabled dovecot to penultimate bay to right; segmental arch to boarded entrance; blank square plaque; dovecot openings. Taller gabled bay to outer right; square opening at ground; central opening at attic.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows to central house; rooflights. Grey slate roof; stone skews, skewputts.

INTERIOR: remains of timber mill.

Statement of Special Interest

An impressive farm notable for its continuous 2-storey form, interior mill fittings, dovecot and bellcote. Other listings on the Dunskey Estate are Dunskey House, 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.



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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