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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: A
  • Date Added: 20/07/1972


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 44305 35670
  • Coordinates: 244305, 535670


Mid 18th century. Symmetrical 2-storey, attic and basement house with flanking single storey pavilions linked by quadrant corridors. Harled walling, raised painted margins and angles.

N elevation: steps with wrought-iron handrail over basement to margined doorway, panelled door with fanlight. Flanking door, single light windows. 3 single light windows to 1st of smaller dimensions. All sash and case with 12-pane glazing. Eaves cornice, pair of gabled timber later 19th century dormers.

S elevation: all single light windows. To centre 20th century addition; projecting harled full-heigtht bay, brick built, piended slate roof. Both elevations with moulded eaves cornice, end skews with skewputts. Tall coped end stacks with thackstanes, sandstone ridge, good graded slate roofs.

Pavilions: curving quadrant corridors with moulded eaves cornice and single basememt windows to single storey gabled pavilions, original 3-bay fronts, some alterations especially to rear elevations. Single windows with painted margins, end skews, end coped stacks, good graded slate roofs. Rear of E pavilion with large vehicle entrances.

INTERIOR: most doors and doorcases original, most shutters and some panelling and chimneypieces survive, good quality 18th century work.

Statement of Special Interest



About Designations

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.

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 is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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