Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 1735 80289
301735, 580289


William Adam, architect. Dated 1740. Classical mansion house; 2 storeys over raised basement. Polished red ashlar, channelled basement to front and rear elevations; rusticated quoins.

South west front: 7 bays, 3 inner bays slightly advanced and pedimented, with balustraded square perron: all openings above base course in lugged and keystoned architraves: pedimented doorway with pulvinated frieze (modern door), ground floor windows with aprons and 18-pane sashes, 12-pane sashes with bracketed cills above. Cornice; parapet, with urns, balustraded over outer bays. Symmetrically placed corniced stacks, piended and platform roof. 3-bay flanks each have full-height canted inner bay and pedimented porch alongside at basement level; 6-bay rear elevation has 2 inner bays advanced and pedimented.

Interior: damaged by fire circa 1946; reconstructed 1947 (dated on roof leadwork) to a simplified design, with partly altered plan.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Charles Erskine



VITRUVIUS SCOTICUS, nd, (1980 reprint) plates 152-3

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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