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 87879 95478
287879, 595478


Possibly by James Smith. Erected 1714. Red ashlar market

cross, comprising single fluted Ionic column having swagged

capital supporting (lead) Pegasus; all raised on panelled

octagonal drum base and stepped plinth.

Statement of Special Interest

Erected when the new line of road through Thornhill was

built; originally placed south of present site between the

Inn (now 99-I02 South Drumlanrig St.) and the (demolished)

courthouse; shown there on RHP 37535 (1742): moved to present

site presumably circa 1772 when plans were made for

developing the village (RHP 38136/5), and certainly there

by circa 1790 when OSA account was written.

NRA(S) 1275, bundle 1545 includes account to William Lukeup

and Robert Porteous "for securing the cross of Thornhill

when in danger of falling" 13.6.1744.



J.K. Hewison, DALGARNOC, 1935 p.61ff.

(Quoting Rae Ms.)

C.T. Ramage, DRUMLANRIG & THE DOUGLASES, 1876 p.344.

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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