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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 20/07/1972


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 43971 46786
  • Coordinates: 243971, 546786


Built 1778, probably on site of earlier manse, as 3-bay 2-storey house, single bay added to W and roofline raised 1813. Painted rubble with painted raised margins. Original part; 3-bay with central door, now with modern timber and lgass porch. All single light windows; various glazing, 6 uPVC sash and case with plate glass glazing, 2 modern, timber fixed-pane. uPVC sash and case windows predominate to rear and 1st floor. To W, 2-storey 19th century addition, single bay with sash and case windows, 2-pane plate glass glazing. To E single storey 19th century painted rubble wing. Roofline of 18th century part raised to 1813 level. Sandstone end skews, end and axial coped stacks with thackstones and octagonal cans; stack to right gable removed; that to centre painted brick. Good graded slates to rear elevation with 2 rooflights; reroofed to front in uniform blue slates. Rear elevation painted rubble with lower 2-storey wing and single storey porch (flat-roofed).

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly the Manse of Sorbie. OSA records "manse largely rebuilt 1778", NSA states "manse repaired and enlarged 1813".




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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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