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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 90416 98289
290416, 598289


Farmhouse by William Burn, completed 1834. steading probably

by Walter Newall, presumably near contemporary (? circa

1830). Farmhouse: 2 storeys; baronial features having

crow-stepped gables and corbelled angle turret; low bay links

single storey and attic service wing to north. Built of

snecked stugged and squared pink rubble with ashlar

dressings. Twin-gabled 2-bay south elevation; east and west

elevations each have gabled north most bay and projecting

chimney breast; west gable advanced with square entrance bay

projecting from re-entrant angle (modern glazed porch

adjoins) corbelled above in to tall circular turret with

leaded paraboloid roof; projecting west-facing bipartite in

linking bay. Corniced end and wall head stacks. Steading: 4

ranges built on sloping site around quadrangular courtyard.

Whin rubble with contrasting pink ashlar dressings. East and

west ranges single storey, latter is double-pile with twin

north gables (beside courtyard entrance), byre to court and

cartshed to west elevation at lower (ie basement) level of

slope; tall north range a barn (also with cartshed) with

lofts, basement and slit vents at west end; blocked cart

arches on east range; court main entrance central on south

elevation with tall barn at west. Central midden partly

brick-walled, and with roof supported on cast-iron columns.

Roof ventilators. All roofed with graded slates.

Statement of Special Interest

Original drawing of steading is undated, but similar in style

to some of Newall's presentation drawings of 1829 for other

farms on the Drumlanrig estate.

Minor alterations to farmhouse 1926

(NMRS drawings).



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