Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Old Luce
NX 19756 57353
219756, 557353


Late 19th century. 2-storey, with 1st floor breaking eaves, and basement, 5-bay hotel; full-height basement on falling ground to rear.

N elevation rendered, remaining elevations pebble-dashed. Painted margins and quoin strips.

N (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: door in bay to right of centre, with bracketted cornice and broad margins; panelled door and fanlight; modern steps oversailing basement. Door slapped between bay to right and bay to left of centre at ground floor. Regularly disposed fenestration; gabled finialled dormerheads to windows at centre and in outer bays at 1st floor; small windows in remaining 2 bays at 1st floor; windows in centre and 2 bays to right at basement. Circular plaque, depicting winged wheel with 3 initials, between ground and 1st floors at centre. Public house sign hanging between bays at centre and left of centre.

W (BANKFIELD ROAD) ELEVATION: gabled and blank. Modern extension slightly recessed to right.

E ELEVATION: gabled. Window to outer left and outer right at ground floor. Rubble wall adjoined along length of basement.

S ELEVATION: 5-bay. Dormerheaded windows at centre and in outer bays. Long single storey gabled range (former stables) adjoined in bay to right; hay-loft opening to right to W, 6 modern windows slapped to left. Modern 2-storey flat-roofed extension in bay to left. Modern low flat-roofed extension in 3 bays at centre, linking stable range and modern extension.

Plate glass glazing in sash and case windows. Red sandstone coped skews. Pebble-dashed stacks, with red sandstone bands, gablehead to E and W, ridge between bay to left of centre and centre. Graded grey slates. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

RAILINGS: plain iron railings to N.

Statement of Special Interest

The Judge's Keep Hotel is not shown in a photograph apparently taken in the 1880s' a single storey and attic inn formerly stood on the site.

The stable range to the rear is shown on the "Plan of the village of Glenluce" of 1840.



SRO RHP 4551/1 "Plan of the village of Glenluce" (1840). WIGTOWN FREE PRESS 30 July 1981.

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