Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000020 - See Notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 65679 54987
265679, 554987


Early 19th century. Classical house of unusual design for

this area. 2-storey symmetrical house main elevation appears

single storey, flanked by lower single storey bow-ended

pavilions. Square coursed rubble with painted smooth

rusticated quoins, painted raised margins.

S Front: 3-bay with flanking single bay pavilions. To centre,

advanced bay has wide Tuscan columned doorpiece, corniced

with blocking course. Recessed pilastered tripartite door

with astragalled fan and sidelights, double-leaf door.

Flanking door shallow bowed bays with Venetian windows with

column mullions and wide archivolt. Sash and case windows

with small-pane glazing intersecting in arched head.

Bull-faced granite basecourse with smooth band above, moulded

eaves cornice, parapet. Pavilions with single light 12-pane

windows and piend roofs.

Rear elevation rubble, central full-height canted bay with

pointed arch door and modern open porch. Windows single light

mostly with 12-pane glazing.

Piended slate roofs. Tall corniced sandstone stacks with

octagonal cans.

Interior: outstanding interior, tripartite glazed vestibule

screen, exceptional hall with curved double staircase, fluted

Doric screen to landing. Stair balusters fine cast-iron with

roundels of classical figure groups. All main rooms have

delicate plaster cornices and good marble chimneypieces.

Tudor arch-headed astragalled glazed door under stairs gives

access to library with a similar door (now fixed glazed)

flanked by pointed-arch fanlights (that to right now with

door opened). Good panelled doors, some Tudor arch-headed.

Statement of Special Interest


House was built in 1844, though stylistically Barwhinnock

appears to be of the 1820's. B group with Barwhinnock Lodge,

Gatepiers and Walled Garden.



McKerlie. Scottish Field Oct 1957.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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