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ARGRENNAN HOUSELB17114

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: Tongland

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 71463 58085
  • Coordinates: 271463, 558085

Description

Later 18th century house now forming rear wing of 1818

classical house, the latter most probably the work of

Gillespie Graham.

18th century house: 2-storey and basement rectangular W

facing house. The E elevation survives intact, the main W

elevation being largely obscured by the stair tower of the

later house. Rubble walling, polished granite margins;

granite quoins, rusticated to NW angle. E elevation with

central projecting bow with Venetian windows to basement and

ground floors, tripartite to 1st floor. All other windows

single light; all sash and case with 12-pane glazing. 2-bay

N flank.

Moulded eaves cornice, conical slate roof over bow; main roof

piended and slated. Pair of coped axial granite stacks. Good

cast-iron balcony to bow.

Early 19th century house: 2-storeys, attics and basements;

squared whinstone with polished sandstone dressings, raised

angle margins. Long 7-bay frontage, wide pedimented central

entrance bay; centre and end bays shallow advanced. Steps to

paired Tuscan column porch with balustraded parapet;

pilastered tripartite doorpiece with sidelights. Double-leaf

doors with good semi-circular astragalled fanlight. To 1st,

single light window with flanking 8-pane false sidelights.

All windows single light, aarchitraved; those to ground with

consoled cornice. Sash and case with 12-pane glazing.

Band course over basement; cill course to ground and 1st.

Moulded eaves cornice, plain parapet; pediment over centre

bay. Piended slate roofs, pair of central stacks; wallhead

stacks to rear, all corniced.

E flank: full-width 3-light bow, cast-iron balcony to ground.

3-bay W flank. N elevation with full-height square stair bay

to centre with round-headed window; formerly coloured glass,

now plain.

Interior: very high quality and well preserved. 18th century

house has mostly original plasterwork and cornices, good

marble and carved chimneypieces. Basement with groin-vaulted

old kitchens. 1818 house has all original plasterwork and

woodwork, good stair with elegant cast-iron balusters,

landing with fluted Doric screen.

Statement of Special Interest

Although there is no documentary evidence to suggest

Gillespie Graham as the architect, the main elevation of

Argrennan is almost identical to that of Mount Melville

(Fife, now demolished) a Gillespie Graham house of 1821, thus

Argrennan is certainly not merely a copy.

B Group with Agrennan Lodge and Walled Garden.

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