Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 80349 97916
280349, 597916


Built circa 1830. Asymmetrical 2-storey farmhouse with

detached small courtyard steading to rear (west). All built

of whin rubble with ashlar dressings; house is whitewashed;

all roofed with graded slates.

HOUSE: originally an east-facing single storey 3-bay cottage

with Tudor hood-moulds and crow-stepped gables; substantially

enlarged to south and to east mostly probably by Charles

Howitt circa 1860; original central door now a window, and

gabled wall-head dormer added. Addition to south has 2-bay

elevations, bipartites and gabled wall-head dormers; advanced

gable left on east elevation with gabled porch in re-entrant

angle; saw-toothed skews. West (rear) wing originally single

storey; cantilevered forestair and (later) porch on west

gable. Sash windows throughout with small-paned glazing,

lying-panes in circa 1860 windows, otherwise 12-pane glazing.

Steading: built around cobbled quadrangular courtyard and

arranged as 2 L-plan blocks separated by courtyard entries.

Tall north range with cartshed and segmental-arched barn door

to court (other openings all square-headed), boarded and

glazed loft openings, and slit ventilators. Other ranges

mostly single storey, west range taller at north, also with

boarded and glazed loft openings. Straight skews.

Statement of Special Interest

Original cottage and steading may be by Walter Newall.

Category B for quality of steading.



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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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