Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
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Later 19th century. Former school and adjoining schoolhouse. 2-storey, with 1st floor breaking eaves. 3-bay traditional Wigtown house; single storey school adjoined to S, forming L-plan. Painted rubble.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: HOUSE TO RIGHT: door at centre. Windows in outer bays at ground floor. Windows, in gabled dormerheads, at 1st floor. SCHOOL TO LEFT: window to right. Gable to left; lean-to adjoined, with doors to N and S.

S ELEVATION: 3 regularly spaced classroom windows.

N ELEVATION: gabled and blank.

Timber sash and case windows; 4-pane glazing to house; mainly plate-glass glazing in 2-light windows to school. Red sandstone coped skews. Painted rubble stacks, with red sandstone copes; gablehead to house, ridge to N jamb of school. Mainly small grey slates; modern

roofing to S pitch of school. Red sandstone ridging. Rubble coped rubble walls to E.

Statement of Special Interest

No longer in use as a school. A square-plan "school" is marked on this site on the OS Map of 1848; however, the evidence of the fabric and current plan form suggests that the present building is a replacement on the same site.



OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 28 (surveyed 1848). F H Groome

(ed) ORDNANCE GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND Vol V (1895) P 37. OS Map 1895,

Wigtownshire, Sheet XXV14 (surveyed 1894).

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.

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