Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
St Mungo
NY 14937 77471
314937, 577471


David Bryce architect. Dated 1865. Large Scots Baronial

mansion, mostly 2/3 storeys; with circular turrets,

corbelled bartizans pedimented dormer heads, crow-stepped

gables and coped stacks. Stugged and snecked ashlar with

polished dressings and roll-mouldings; finialled slate roofs,

conical roofs with lead figures 3-storey Castle Fraser-style

tower with castellated porch-cochere to E fronting balustraded

tall circular turret with bell-cast cap house; Courtyard formed

by L-plan Crathes-style S range, mullioned and transomed turret

in re-entrant angle. Mullioned conservatory at S re-modelled to

form dining room. Extensive U-plan coach house and offices to NE

linked by archway. Garden balustrade to W of house. INTERIOR:

extremely rich and well-executed neo-Jacobean decoration to halls

and to principal rooms; extensive oak panelling and ceiling

plasterwork: some sensitive alterations (eg. in morning room)

early 20th century, possibly by Scott Morton: fine oak stair

(arcaded balustrading with wrought-iron enrichment) approached

through square-columned screen: marble and oak chimney pieces

Statement of Special Interest

Designed 1862-3; built 1864-6 for R Jardine of Castlemilk and


One of Bryce's largest houses, the largest to survive

complete, with perhaps his finest interior.



A Rowan in COUNTRY LIFE, 1977; pub;

University of Edinburgh MR DAVID BRYCE, 1976 (exhibition


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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