Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

CORSOCK HOUSELB17080

Status: Designated

Documents

There are no additional online documents for this record.

Summary

Category
B
Date Added
23/04/1990
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Parton
NGR
NX 76015 75481
Coordinates
276015, 575481

Description

Late 18th century, 2-storey and basement house remodelled and

with taller 2-storey and attic additions to W by David Bryce,

1853. Further large additions, this time to E of 1910, by

Charles Stuart Still Johnston, a pupil of Bryce here

employing his master's style. Johnston's monogram and the

date 1910 appear on a dormer head. Little original survives

of the earlier house located in the central part. Though of 2

building periods, the wings of the house present a relatively

harmonious composition aided by the uniform harled walling,

polished pink sandstone margins and the Scots Baronial

detailing.

Bryce wing to W, asymmetrical crow-stepped front; corbelled

angle tourelles with fish-scale roofs, attic dormers. Typical

Bryce detail of projecting bay window, canted to ground but

corbelled to square at 1st.

CSS Johnston wing to E, in similar Baronial style, with Arts

and Crafts elements. To S, full-height round tower door

grouped with corbelled projecting flue rising to tall stack

at gable. 1910 single storey gabled entrance porch obscures

most of 18th-century S elevation.

All windows sash and case, most are 20th-century with 12-pane

upper sashes, and 2-pane lower. Canted bays of Bryce wing

retain 8-pane glazing. Band course over basement; all gables crowstepped, tall gablehead and axial stacks, some octagonal

cans. Steeply pitched slate roofs.

Interior: Bryce wing with good scale and platt stair,

barley-sugar twist timber balusters. Simple strapwork plaster

ceilings, heavy roll-moulded fireplace.

References

Bibliography

NMRS. Plans and elevations by Bryce, originals at Corsock

House.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at designations@hes.scot.

Images

There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to CORSOCK HOUSE

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 16/11/2018 19:02