Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 4657 4571
246570, 545710


Later 19th century. Sizeable U-plan greenfield dairy farm steading with central range giving E-plan appearance; later additions to S. Single storey central wing and S range with 2-storey N and W ranges. Limewashed rubble. Further range and dairy to rear of farmhouse.

W RANGE: containing byres and granary; 7 taller bays to centre, slightly advanced and with granary windows under eaves to courtyard. Lower bays flanking linking with N and S ranges. Hayloft door and pedestrian door to lower W flank. Modern additions abutting to centre.

N RANGE: containing stables and hayloft in inner bays and cartshed and granary in outer bays; N elevation blank to right (rear of stables), 4 tall, depressed cart-arches to left. Blank and elevation to E. Door to left of courtyard elevation with 2 and a half irregularly spaced windows flanking to right before centre. 6 windows under eaves (granary/hayloft) with evidence of former louvred shuttering and fixed-pane glazing.

S RANGE: lean-to addition to court elevation linked to pitched, black corrugated sheet metal roof covering cattle court enclosed by central range (lean-to removed from outer elevation). Segmental cart-arch and various irregular openings to courtyard elevation. Sliding machinery door in E end elevation.

CENTRAL RANGE: low single storey, free standing, piend-roofed milking range at centre of courtyard containing modern dairy equipment; doors and horizontal windows to N and S elevations and wide door to E end. Walls adjoining enclosing courts to N and S. Graded slates to piended roofs. Raised slate ventilators and glazed rooflights by ridge. Some multi-metal-pane and small-pane timber fixed upper windows to granaries with louvred lower shutters.

INTERIOR: timber and posts to stables with setts to floor, feeding troughs, mechanised water supply and tether rails.

Further piend-roofed range to rear of house; former stables (?). Limewashed rubble with several doors and windows blocked in brick. Graded slate roof. Subject of conversion to holiday accommodation (1994).

DOVECOT: to rear of house. rectangular-plan, rubble, limewashed with squared dressings. Rat course dividing upper stage with pointed arch panel containing flight holes. Opening below, former door, formerly accessed by ladder/steps. Currently roofless.

Statement of Special Interest

Pouton is an imposing and well-composed dairy steading, evidently planned to maximise on efficiency, still retaining the original roofing material and overall grouping. Various modern additions lie harmoniously to W, including silos and barns.




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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to POUTON MAINS

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 18/03/2019 19:35