Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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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

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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