Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 93129 73523
293129, 573523


Built circa 1785. 3-storey 5-bay mansion house with basement

and symmetrical flanking wings; now a hotel. Modified circa

1857 and again circa 1895 when (brick) billiard room and

glass house range added to rear. Rendered, with ashlar

dressings. South-east elevation: steps to central Roman

Doric-columned porch; cill course to upper floors, upper

windows now pedimented (circa 1895) and cut through main

cornice. Corniced end stacks; piended roof. 2-storey, 2-bay

wings also piended, linked to main block by recessed low

linking bays with enlarged 3-light inserted openings.

Circular rear stair turret, canted billiard room to left.

Slate roofs.

Interior: cantilevered stair with decorative cast-iron

balusters; panelled doors in door cases. Simple ceiling

plasterwork. Glass house is timber-framed, with some cast-

iron members.

Statement of Special Interest

B group with former stables and viaduct. 1794 notice

describes Woodley Park as "lately built; it has a ground

floor, 1st floor and 8 bed chambers above." Balfour Browne

purchased estate in 1891; he enlarged "some... furtive

little windows". Home of Burns' Maria Woodley (Mrs Riddel).





p.184 ff.Dumfries Weekly Journal 1.4.1794.

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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