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 38425 69854
238425, 569854


Attributed to Brown and Wardrop, dated 1869 over door. Large asymmetrical Gothic house. 2-storey and attic, 3-stage square tower to SW. Coursed squared and packed whinstone rubble walling with contrasting polished cream sandstone dressings and quoins. All windows mullioned and transomed, sash and case with 2-pane plate glass glazing. Attic windows set in gablets.

W ELEVATION: 3-bay with tower to right, maindoor at base of tower. Roll-moulded doorway with heraldic panel above, stepped string course above. To centre, recessed bay with to left, square projecting 3-light window to ground.

S ELEVATION: 4-bay with tower to left. To right, projecting canted bays to ground with embattled parapets flank blind central bay; tripartites to 1st flank single window. Tripartite attic windows in gablets.

N and E elevation similarly detailed, to N elevation in service quarters, parts of earlier 19th century house survive. Tall Neo-Tudor stacks in groups, slate roofs.

INTERIOR: well preserved interior. Hall with scale and platt open stair, barley-sugar twist balusters and arched screened 1st floor landing and cupola. Most chimneypieces original, doors, panelling etc. Sliding concertina screen to dining room. Good simple plasterwork throughout. STABLES: contemporary with house and to N. U-plan 2-storey stable block. Oculi under eaves of central range to courtyard, decorative weathervane above; lean-to to rear. Stone forestiar to exterior elevation of W range. Flat lintels to carriage openings to courtyard elevations.

WALLED GARDEN: rectangular garden to W of house with 2-storey corner pavilion, piend-roofed with single storey gabled wing, and with lean-to service buildings to outer elevation.

Statement of Special Interest

As Brown and Wardrop executed the sensitive additions and alterations to original plans in 1869 it seems certain that they were the architects of the original house.




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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