Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 76015 75481
276015, 575481


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


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.



NMRS. Plans and elevations by Bryce, originals at Corsock


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.

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 advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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