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


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 41248 65680
241248, 565680


Pre 1805. Deep 2-storey, 3-bay house. Pebble-dashed. Painted margins to windows; modern brick surround to door. 1st floor lintels at eaves level. Angle margin to NW.

W (CREEBRIDGE) ELEVATION: modern door in modern segmental-arched doorway at centre. Regularly disposed fenestration; smaller windows at 1st floor. Wallhead overstepped by gablehead of Riverstead (see separate listing) to right.

S ELEVATION: adjoined to Riverstead.

N ELEVATION: M-gabled; high wall adjoined to left. Window at ground and 1st floor to left of left gable.

E ELEVATION: window to left and right at 1st floor. Lean-to adjoined to right.

Plate glass glazing in sash and case windows. Coped skew to NW. Pebble-dashed gablehead stacks to N. Purple slates; modern tiles to E pitch.

Statement of Special Interest

Dunbar House is shown on the "Plan of Newton Stewart" of 1805. It is marked as the "Cree Inn" on the OS Map of 1907.



SRO RHP 35869 "Plan of the Present and Proposed Roads in the Vicinity

of Newton Srewart" (1805). OS Map 1907, Kirkcudbright, Sheet XXXIX 2.

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.

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