Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 19148 66535
319148, 566535


Mid 18th century with some alterations. Large classical

3-storey 5-bay town house, with basement; alterations late in

19th century, mainly enlarging of ground and 1st floor

openings. Rubble-built with ashlar dressings and rusticated

quoins. Main central doorway approached by steps with iron

handrails, and probably altered early 19th century, with

architrave and consoled pediment; recessed panelled door with

fanlight; 2nd door (altered from a window) to right (?

earlier 19th century) also approached by steps. Base course;

sash windows with 12-pane glazing pattern; eaves/lintel band;

cornice; scrolled skewputts; straight skews; single

ashlar-built end stack (thin brick-built E stack replaces

original); slate roof. 3-bay rear elevation with central

stair windows, lean-to at W.

Recessed low 2-storey W wing (No 5/7) not original, but

similarly detailed.

Statement of Special Interest

Purchased by the burgh council in the 1790s and became the

burgh academy; Edward Irving and Thomas Carlyle were pupils

here; converted to a dwelling house by James Little,

solicitor, one time Provost of Annan.

Upgraded B to A 12.7.88.



D Watt, GUIDE TO ANNAN, 4th ed. 1902 pp. 31-3.

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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