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- Category: B
- Date Added: 30/01/1991
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Sorbie
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 47722 45499
- Coordinates: 247722, 545499
circa 1808, with later additions and alterations. Quadrangular stable court with farm offices and kennels. Rubble whinstone, squared for margins, and with some sandstone ashlar dressings; some cement margins. E (CARRIAGE) RANGE: originally with 8 segmental carriage arches to courtyard elevation with hayloft above' hayloft converted to residential in late 19th century by raising windows with gabled dormerheads; 2-leaf doors to arches, some deep-set. 1 carriage arch now blocked with door and window. Openings to outer elevation altered to include 1st floor door with gabled dormerhead and metal forestair, 1 modern window.
S (OFFICE/ACCOMMODATION) RANGE: 2-storey; harled outer elevation; basket-arched pend to E, in taller 2-storey bay breaking eaves, reveals chamfered to courtyard side, mitred to square at impost level; winndow above on each elevation and clock panel to courtyard (Roman numerals). Stone mounting block flanking pend on N elevation. Doors and windows at ground to both elevations, raised with dormerheads at 1st floor.
W (STABLE) RANGE: tall single storey; windows enlarged. Stable divisions on interior, currently used for storage. N RANGE: 2-storey, open to E. Partly converted at ground to residential, with former hayloft windows above on courtyard elevation. Large machinery door to N (sliding door), former machinery door blocked and further hayloft windows.
KENNELS: square plan court to outer SE corner, comprised of ashlar coped, low rubble wall, with metal fence above and cast-iron, ball-finialled posts. Currently overgrown. Kennel interior not seen (1989). FUELLING SHELTER: at centre of courtyard, probably 19th century. Rectangular plan, piend-roofed shelter with cast-iron co,umns, timber beams and open on all sides. Fuel tanks in situ, with flagstone surround. Variety of glazing patterns, largely 4-pane in sash and case form. Lead flashings to grey slated piend roofs. Exposed timber and barge boards to dormerheads. Tall stone, wallhead stacks; small ridge stacks.
Statement of Special Interest
sited to N of Galloway House. B Group with Galloway House. Bell (formerly bracketted on S elevation) now in storage. The farm formerly hosed the stables, gun room, grooms house and slaughterhouse to Galloway House.
SRO. CS. Account of expense for building New Square of Farm Offices (see NMRS).
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