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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 98946 84495
298946, 584495


Thomas Boyd of Dumfries, architect. Contract dated 1789. 2

storey, 5-bay Classical house with single storey flanking

wings, all on raised basement. Alterations by Barbour and

Bowie circa 1911. Droved red sandstone ashlar with polished

dressings. South elevation: steps to Ionic-columned and

pedimented portico, depressed-arched doorway, panelled door

with fanlight. Sash windows in architraves (corniced at

ground floor), all originally 12-panes, ground floor lower

sashes now 2-pane. Blind boxes to windows on front elevation.

Base course; eaves course; cornice; blocking course; corniced

end stacks with stone flues. Piended wings each 2 bays (3-bay

end elevations), outer bays advanced, blind tripartite at

left; right wing altered, linking bay added/rebuilt circa

1910. All roofs slated. House has round-headed central stair

window and 12-pane sashes to north elevation. Interior: some

good Classical features. Friezes, cornices and ceiling

plasterwork; chimney pieces; panelled doors in architraves;

cantilevered stair with simple wrought-iron work. Pilastered

screen in hall with acanthus leaf capitals. South facing

ground floor rooms especially decorative, arched recess in

sitting room with elaborate pilasters and guilloche pattern

to intrados.

2 square, channelled (painted) ashlar gatepiers, corniced,

with raised and curved caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Robert Dalzell.



Original Contract in possession of owner (Copy in SNMR).


illus 55 (not in 2nd ed)

Barbour and Bowie's plans (dated 1911) held by Sutherland

Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries.

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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