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The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

MONREITH, WEST GATEWAYLB19566

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 17/12/1979

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 3498 4295
  • Coordinates: 234980, 542950

Description

Early to earlier 19th century. 3 gatepiers, with adjoining wingwalls. Supporting railings. Red sandstone ashlar gatepiers; square-section, rounded to each face at top; each with carved heraldic shield to W face, pier to left of vehicular gateway inscribed "Pax Intrantibus" pier to right inscribed "Salus Exeuntibus". Decorative wrought-iron pedestrian and vehicular gates. Low curved wingwalls; rubble, with red sandstone saddleback coping. Surmounted by decorative iron railings, with widely-spaced balusters; fleur-de-lis detailing (parts missing).

Statement of Special Interest

The West Gateway is the principal entrance to the Monreith estate.

See separate listings for Monreith: Monreith House; Ice House; Myrton Cottage (Monreith Estate Office); Myrton Castle; Myrton Chapel.

References

Bibliography

"To Monreith" TRANSACTIONS OF THE DUMFRIESSHIRE AND GALLOWAY NATURAL HISTORY AND ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY 1908-09 p 219 AN INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND (1987) Vol 2, p97.

About Designations

Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.

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 www.historicenvironment.scot. 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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