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 21446 76902
321446, 576902


Several building phases, forming 2-storey, T-plan house.

Remodelled 1st half 18th century to form long

rectangular-plan house, some walling of tower-house

dimensions incorporated at W (internal flue-bearing wall

roughly 4' thick at 1st floor). Full-height 2-bay jamb added

centrally on long N wall earlier/mid 19th century.

Whitewashed rubble with contrasting painted margins, 18th

century margins chamfered. N elevation has windowed single

bay either side of jamb (door in E re-entrant angle) and may

originally have been symmetrical, perhaps 5 bays. S elevation

also altered (slappings with slab margins), with bays

arranged 1 + 3, the left bay blank, porch central in 3-bay

range, single low stair window above, 2 unmargined ground

floor openings right. Cavetto skewputts; straight skews;

corniced end and axial stacks; slate roof.

Steading mainly 18th century, alterations earlier in the

19th. Long low steading range extends E from SE end of house;

L-plan steading block to NW, the lower with 2-bay cartshed

to courtyard, slit ventilators in S gable, the taller -

perhaps rebuilt on earlier footings - 3 bays with square loft

opening over near-centre door, corrugated asbestos roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Thomas Carlyle's family moved here 1826 (Groome, GAZETTEER,


Long N and S walls thinner at E than at W; irregularities on

S wall suggest repairs/ rebuilding at upper level at E.



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