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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 11/11/1994


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 36009 43307
  • Coordinates: 236009, 543307


Earlier 19th century (pre 1848) reworking of former offices. 2-storey, with 1st floor in attic, asymmetrical gabled house. Small-packed rubble. Squared granite and whinstone quoins. Squared whinstone rybats. Painted projecting cills. Overhanging eaves, with modern timber infill to N and S. Slate-hung gabled dormer windows. Double roof plan.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2 broad gabled bays, that to right advanced, forming L-plan. Painted ashlar canted classically detailed porch addition in re-entrant angle; panelled door and 3-pane fanlight to NW; windows to N and W faces, with recessed aprons; slender pane; detail, cornice and blocking course to porch. Gable advanced to right; relieving arch to former carriage entrance, arch blocked with full-length tripartite window in painted ashlar rectangular projection at ground floor; slender pane detail, cornice and blocking course to

projection; window in gablehead. Gable to left; 3-light window at ground floor, with rubble relieving arch over and flanking quoins of former carriage entrance, as of former archway; window in gablehead. Dormer window recessed at centre, on tranverse pitch between gables.

N ELEVATION: gabled porch to right of centre; modern door to left to E; enlarged window to N. Boarded door, with 8-pane fanlight, to left. Window to outer left. Windows flanking porch, very small to right.

4 dormer windows, spaced 1-3.

E ELEVATION: lower piended block adjoined to gable to right; door and window to E; window to N. Gable to left, adjoined to NE of stable block.

S ELEVATION: 6-bay (3-3). Small modern lean-to porch in penultimate bay to right. French window in penultimate bay to left. Windows in remaining bays. 4 dormer windows, spaced 1-1-2. Window in recessed bay to outer right. Variety of glazing patterns; in timber window frames; 8-pane glazing in casement windows at 1st floor; mainly 18-pane glazing in sash and case windows at ground floor to N and S elevations, 16-pane glazing to porch windows; multi-lying-pane glazing in sash and case windows at ground floor to W elevation. Short coped rubble stacks to both gableheads to W and to E; tall wallhead stack to N return of W elevation. Slightly graded grey slates. Octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

The form of the arches suggests the original work was by Alexander Stevens, as at the 1794 offices to Monreith House. "Myreton Cottage" is marked as such, converted to residential on the OS Map of 1848. Myrton Cottage was latterly the factor's house for Monreith estate. Monreith Estate Office is adjoined to the north-east of the former stable block to which Myrton Chapel (see separate listing) is adjoined.

See separate listings for Monreith; Monreith House; Ice House; Myrton Castle; Myrton Chapel; West Gateway.



OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 29 (surveyed 1848).

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.

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