Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 35873 5257
235873, 605257


Earlier 19th century, extended probably 1930s. Single storey, 2-bay, T-plan gate lodge with Tudor detailing, Italianate roof with deep overhanging eaves creating the effect of a broken pediment, and extension to rear. Squared, coursed, tooled sandstone to principal elevations, harled masonry to rear extension, with polished ashlar dressing throughout. Base course. Hoodmoulds above chamfered, stone-mullioned windows.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: chamfered Tudor-arched former front doorway (now glazed) in advanced entrance bay to W elevation with capped, corniced tall octagonal pier to left and single light to side elevation; large, projecting canted window to right. Bipartite stone-mullioned window to N elevation. Bipartite stone-mullioned window and further single light to S elevation. Modern door and single light to W elevation of rear extension.

Variety of traditional glazing patterns including fixed-pane and timber sash and case. Coped, corniced octagonal sandstone ashlar ridge stack with tall clay can. Grey slate roof. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

GATEPIERS: 2 capped, corniced octagonal sandstone ashlar gatepiers.

GATES: 2-leaf decorative cast-iron gates. Similar decorative cast-iron railings joining E pier to gate lodge and W pier to boundary wall.

Statement of Special Interest

A good example of an earlier 19th century gate lodge, situated at the south-east entrance to the Blairquhan estate on the main road west from Straiton (B741), and forming an integral part of the designed landscape of the estate. Blairquhan (listed separately) was rebuilt by William Burn in 1821-4 for David Hunter Blair and Burn also some other estate buildings; he may have been responsible for this and Blairquhan and Milton Lodges (both listed separately), which are very similar.



shown on 1st Edition Ordnance Survey maps (1854-9)

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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