Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 94993 70777
294993, 570777


Circa 1800, stables, 4 ranges built around quadrangular courtyard; mostly single storey; lofts; north range partly in domestic use. All rubble-built with ashlar dressings; mostly painted. Symmetrical 7-bay north front: crenellated 2-storey central tower with blocked pend originally segmental-arched, later square-headed, and now a round- headed window; similar window above (pointed windows to courtyard), and square obelisk finial on square plinth (?formerly housing clock); otherwise square-headed door and window openings below cusped-headed slit loft ventilators; eaves course; cornice. South range also has 2-storey central tower, latter with ball-finialed pyramidal

roof. Low east and west ranges; courtyard entered from east. Openings mostly square-headed. All roofed with graded slates.

Statement of Special Interest

Some earlier fabric might be incorporated. A good example of a post-improvement period classical stable block. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1854-8 mentions a 'Threshing Machine' which was likely to have been contained in the semicircular extension to the South elevation shown on the map and which appears to be no longer extant.

Owned by Forestry Commission Scotland.



1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1854-8).

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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