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 41134 66333
241134, 566333


Early to earlier 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay cottage (former school). Painted rubble. Later brick wing adjoined at ridge level to W.

E ELEVATION: gabled brick porch adjoined at centre; panelled door to N and window to E and S. Window to right and close by porch to left.

N ELEVATION: window to right. Rubble buttress to left and right.

S ELEVATION: rubble lean-to adjoined to left, extended to right in brick; semicircular-headed "peat hole" to left to S; panelled door with fanlight to W; window to E.

W ELEVATION: wing adjoined at centre; window to N; 2 windows to W. Flat-roofed brick addition adjoined to right, in re-entrant angle formed by wing; window to W, and door and 2 windows to S; glazed porch adjoined to S, in re-entrant angle formed by lean-to.

4-pane glazing in sash and case windows; fixed glazing in peat hole. Rendered gablehead stacks to N and S, painted brick to W. Purple slates. 3 rooflights to E pitch.

Statement of Special Interest

Elmlea is shown on the OS Map of 1849-50. It was used as a school.

The brick porch was added to the E elevation after 1907.



OS Map 1849-50, Kirkcudbright, Sheet 35. OS Map 1907, Kirkcudbright, Sheet XXXII SW. Information courtesy of owner.

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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