Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 81761 50089
281761, 550089


Originally built as 18th century 2-storey, 3-bay house now

incorporated in E wing of larger later house, extended to 5

bays and refaced circa 1860. Much larger W wing built later

19th century.

E wing: 2-storey, 5-bay with projecting gabled outer bays,

all faced in polished red sandstone circa 1860. Ground floor

windows bi-or tripartite sash and case with 2-pane plate

glass. 1st floor windows recessed within 2 thin roll-moulded architraves, sash and case with 12-pane glazing pattern;

centre bays with band course over ground, corbelled parapet

at eaves, end-bay gables flanked by square-plan pinnacles

with pyramidal caps.

W wing: circa 1875, asymmetrical 2-storey and attic house,

polished red ashlar. 3-storey square tower at SE angle,

advanced and stepped 2-storey projecting squared bay with

round-arched doorway to ground with flanking Gothic columns.

Shouldered doorway double-leaf panelled doors, incised

semi-circular blind fanlight above.

S elevation: 4-bay with SE tower to right, gabled bay to left

with 3-light square projecting window to ground. 2 centre

bays with canted projecting windows to ground, single light

windows above. To right 2 arched lights at ground flank

engaged "column" supporting canted oriel to 1st, tripartite

window to 2nd. All projecting windows with bracketted

parapets. All windows sash and case with 2 or 4-pane plate

glass glazing.

E elevation: with tower to left with projecting hexagonal

stair turret, wide gabled bay to right with 3 round-arched

windows to ground and 1st, single round-arched attic light. Corbel-brackets at eaves, steeply pitched slate roofs. Tall

octagonal stacks with decorative ceramic cans in the form of

miniature fleche.

Statement of Special Interest

House originally called Nutwood, built late 18th-century for

John Culton. In 1860 the house was bought by Ivie Mackie and

greatly extended to its present form.





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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