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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 794 6895
307940, 568950


15th century large, rectangular-plan tower house at west end

of 1900-2 mansion house, latter by James Barbour and J.M.

Bowie of Dumfries, architects. TOWER HOUSE: 5 storeys;

rubble-built, ashlar dressings; round-headed door with yett

at east end of north wall; small mostly square-headed

openings, larger openings have iron grilles; splayed base

course; corbelled and crenellated parapet encloses roof and

links crow-stepped cap house over 3 angles.

Interior: many passages, chambers, presses etc. within wall

thicknesses; carved stone chimney-piece on 1st floor.

Outbuildings to West linked by crenellated wall. 20TH CENTURY

HOUSE: mostly 3 storey echoes tower house features;

asymmetrical extensive use of corbelling and crow-stepped

gables. Rubble-built, contrasting pink ashlar dressings.

Round-headed doorway on north east corner, north-facing

mullioned and transomed windows alongside loggia to south on

blocked columns.

Coped stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Listed category A for value of Tower house. Mansion house claimed by Bowie in his RIBA nomination papers, and attributed to Barbour in his obituary. Sundial to south with late 17th/18th century stone fragments.



RCAHM, INVENTORY, 1920. no.537

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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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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