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THE BRAES FARM HOUSE, STEADING, GARDEN WALL AND GATEPIERSLB16974

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
04/10/1988
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Middlebie
NGR
NY 23916 73239
Coordinates
323916, 573239

Description

Dated 1737. 2-storey, 3-bay house with pedimented and

bolection-moulded doorway; 19th and 20th century additions; rectangular-plan and gabled set at right angles to one

barn and byre to SE. Quadrangular garden enclosure to S, with

gatepiers. Whitewashed rubble and ashlar dressings, house

with painted margins. Slated roofs.

HOUSE: S elevation, central (modern) door in double-lugged

bolection moulding, date on frieze, steep-pitched pediment

with entwined monogram; sash windows throughout with

chamfered margins; eaves/lintel band; skew moulding run

horizontally below (rebuilt) stacks and stepped at eaves to

link with cornice. Similarly detailed full-height

transverse wing on W gable probably earlier 19th century, and

forming L-plan house: modern low addition adjoins at W;

garage to E incorporates stone-built wall at S; full-width

modern addition to rear.

INTERIOR: much altered, but good swagged later 18th century

chimneypiece in sitting room; marble chimneypiece from

Halleaths.

BYRE AND BARN: both earlier/mid 18th century, both

another and linked by shed. Byre (linked to garage) with

modern addition to E, 2-storey W elevation; 2 horizontal

tiers of square dovecot flight-holes in N gable: barn with regularly-spaced slit ventilators, large central doorway on N

wall.

GARDEN WALLS AND GATEPIERS: ashlar-coped walls, blocked

doorway at E with 1731 lintel; corniced square gatepiers,

painted ashlar, with ball finials raised on bell-cast

plinths. Railed wrought-iron gate.

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