Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 31941 89280
331941, 589280


Much altered house and much restored. Work by Thomas

Telford 1783; reconstruction work following fire damage both

in 1873 and in 1955. Essentially 3 ranges in south-facing

U-plan; north-facing neo-classical entrance in bay linking

inner and E ranges. Mostly rubble-built with ashlar

dressings and margins. Main inner range: completely gutted

in 1955, and walls heightened/altered in reconstruction with

main roof swept over stump of former N wing. 2 storeys, 2

conical-roofed turrets in roughly Z-plan arrangement, that

on N wall perhaps originally a 17/18th century stair, that

to S, with garden entrance, circa 1955; S elevation with

3-window inner bow.

N ENTRANCE (?by Telford): possibly re-positioned in 19th

century; broad outer pilasters, cornice and blocking course,

wide panelled door with sidelights and thermal window above.

2-storey E wing comprises 2 unequal parallel blocks in double-pile arrangement; W wing single storey, curved low linking bay at NW. Mostly sash windows throughout with 12-pane glazing pattern. Corniced stacks; roofs covered mostly with graded slates. Unusual (?) 18th century ashlar-built well to NE, water spout set in S face, armorial panel above, water pours into trough below.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed for historic interest. The earliest known sizeable

job by Telford was at Westerhall.

Penfold notes a letter from Telford to Andrew Little, July

1783, "Mr Pulteney and I have made 100 alterations in




A Penfold, THOMAS TELFORD, ETC, 1981 p.11. (exhibition


NMRS - 1911 sale catalogue inc. photo; some prints taken

after fire 1955.

Groome, GAZETTEER, 2nd ed. vol VI p.480.

Information from owner.

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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