Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NT 10195 3618
310195, 603618


Probably late 18th/early 19th century; pedimented 2-storey

7-bay classical house, encasing earlier house, and enlarged

to rear (N) probably 1828, with L-plan wing arranged to form

symmetrical W (main entrance) elevation with deeply recessed

3-bay centre. Built above steep river bank, with basement at

E. Painted rubble and ashlar dressings.

ORIGINAL HOUSE: inner 3 close-spaced bays on S elevation

shallow advanced and pedimented, blind thermal window in

tympanum, balustraded loggia at ground (?contemporary with

rear wing), central door now a window.

W elevation: wide central door-piece, 2 doric columns in

antis, panelled door, wide segmental-arched fanlight carried

over sidelights; tripartite above; wall-head stacks over

advanced bays.

Corniced end and axial stacks throughout and piended roofs

covered with graded slates.

Interior: Fairly plain late Georgian interiors; cantilevered

stone stair at N end of original house now encased by wing.

Statement of Special Interest

SRO GD18/4749 refers to 1755 repainting. NSA refers to Dr

Rogerson of Russia (1741-1823) "..... building a respectable

mansion at Dumcrieff .....". Home for a time of John Loudon


S elevation compares with design for Murraythwaite House

apparently prepared by Walter Newall (drawing in Dumfries




COUNTRY LIFE 7.1.1949 and 26.5.1960; SRO GD21/62/68 (1828

reference to house as "nearly completed"); NEW STATISTICAL

ACCOUNT p.113.

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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