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 40494 67039
240494, 567039


1912. 2-storey, with 1st floor breaking eaves, asymmetrical-plan

simple Arts and Crafts style house. Harled. Deep overhanging eaves to piended roofs. Swept piended dormerheads to all 1st floor windows. Horizontal glazing.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay. Garden door to right of centre, with narrow window flanking to right; 3-light with 3-light window flanking to right; 3-light window to left of centre. Canted window in bay to left, with 3-light window to S. 4-light window in bay to right at ground floor. 3-light windows at 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: 3-light window at ground floor in advanced bay to left; 2-light window at 1st floor. 2-light window at 1st floor in recessed bay to right and under eaves to S return; modern (1980s) single storey addition in re-entrant angle, with patio doors to S and multi-pane rectangular window to W.

E ELEVATION: elevation slightly advanced to left; tall tapered wallhead stack, rising through eaves, between 2-light windows at 1st floor; 2-light window to right and window to outer left at ground floor. 2-light window to left and window to right, to right.

N ELEVATION: L-plan, formed by gabled wing to left, with further adjoining single storey wing. Door at centre; 2-light window above at 1st floor. Window to left of centre at ground floor; small window under eaves above. Recessed bay flanking to left, with 3-light stair window. Modern windows at ground and in gabled dormerhead at 1st floor to W return of wing; modern window to left in N gablehead. Small outhouse, with 2 doors, adjoined to right of elevation.

Multi-pane glazing in casement windows. Grey-green graded slates; terracotta roll ridge tiles. Harled stacks; small ridge stack to right of centre to S roof, stack to W pitch.

Terrace and modern balustraded staircase (1980s) in garden to S. Piend-roofed outbuilding to N.

GRAVESTONE: 1948. Celtic cross on block plinth. Rock-faced granite. Inscription on polished face of plinth, in memory of Arthur Durham Kirby, CBCMG, Brig General late of Royal Artillery, born at Dharmsala, India 21 October 1867 (died 1948) and Mary Muriel Kirby (died 1964). Modern railed enclosure.

Statement of Special Interest

White harl, tapering stacks and horizontal emphasis echo work by

C F A Voysey. The gravestones described above are not in the same ownership as Whitehills.



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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