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

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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