Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NS 79678 7450
279678, 607450


Composite mansion house, with (?late 16th century) tower

house nucleus, additions until circa 1914; H-plan, with

courtyard to west (wings linked at east by crenellated low

circa 1914 projection). Mostly 3 storeys; north wing fire

damaged, now derelict, and partly demolished at east. Inner

range a rectangular 1658 (dated) house, projected from south

end of tower house, with bolection-moulded doorway, to

courtyard in tall, central, circular stair turret (latter

conical-roofed with dovecot at upper level); 3-bay east

elevation (4 bays, 1 blank with rebuilt wallhead stack) is

harled: remainder mostly grey or pink ashlar, polished to

courtyard: (south wing otherwise droved); margined windows

small-paned sashes. Tower house retains some original

openings and gun ports, north and south wings each have

narrow west gables (that to north wing heightened circa

1914). South wing essentially 18th/early 19th century, but

present form perhaps not original; 6-bay long south

elevation, piended 3-bay south elevation. Corniced stacks;

slate roofs.

Interior of south wing: 1st floor partly re-modelled early

20th century in "Adam" style (some original features

retained); some rooms narrowed to accommodate corridor facing

courtyard; some good 18th-early 20th century chimney pieces; cantilevered stone stair.

Statement of Special Interest

Fire damage occurred during 1939-45 war when the house had

been requisitioned.



Information from owner (1983)

RCAHM INVENTORY 1920 no.552.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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