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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 26/06/1986


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Morton

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 86858 97897
  • Coordinates: 286858, 597897


Architect probably Charles Howitt of Drumlanrig estate. Mid

19th century. Estate sawmill, still in use as such, with

detached small office to south. Stugged and squared pink

rubble with ashlar dressings; some timber walling at north

and at east ends of sawmill, including gabled wheelhouse.

Mostly single storey. Sawmill: comprises 3 principal units asymmetrically arranged; taller inner range (with loft) has

ground floor bipartite to west gable and loft door with

hoist; open store below east gable; parallel adjoining north

wing has advanced gable to west elevation, large timber gates

to north; 2-bay south wing transversely set (thus forming

T-plan) with open lean-to on stone piers in eastern

re-entrant angle, door and cartway on south gable. Interior:

much original gearing survives, especially at upper levels.

Office: rectangular-plan, door and window to west gable, with

bronze bell above gable head on wrought-iron frame; single

north-facing window.

Small-paned glazing throughout, and shaped skews with moulded

skewputts; all roofed with graded slates.

Statement of Special Interest

Ranges to north, near school, not included in listing.

Lade approaches from north.



About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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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