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BARWHINNOCK HOUSELB16989

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Group Category Details: B - See Notes
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Twynholm

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 65679 54987
  • Coordinates: 265679, 554987

Description

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

McKerlie, LANDS AND THEIR OWNERS IN GALLOWAY states that the

House was built in 1844, though stylistically Barwhinnock

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

Gatepiers and Walled Garden.

References

Bibliography

McKerlie. Scottish Field Oct 1957.

About Designations

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