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

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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