Listed Building

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25-37 CASTLE STREET (ODD NUMBERS)LB26118

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Group Category Details
100000019 - See Notes
Date Added
11/07/1961
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Burgh
Dumfries
NGR
NX 97062 76295
Coordinates
297062, 576295

Description

Probably Robert Burn of Edinburgh. Street lay-out by Burn

1806, terrace of 7 houses mostly built 1820-30 (nos 25,

27 built by 1819). 2 storeys with attics and

cast-iron-railed basements. All droved ashlar, painted

(except no 37), with pilastered doorpieces, round-arched

doorways, panelled doors with fanlights; sash windows,

some with 12-pane glazing pattern. Band courses between

floors; string at ground floor cill level; cornice;

blocking course; each house has single dormer (these

mostly canted); straight skews; end stacks; slate roof.

Some good interior work survives.

Statement of Special Interest

Despite differences in date between lay-out and construction of

these buildings, the similarity of the elevations to Burn's

Forth Street, Edinburgh, suggests that the executed street

elevation designs were his (Burn died in 1815). No 27 said to

have been residence of Dr Scott who performed first operation

in Europe under general anaesthetic. Nos 25 and 27 shown on

Wood's Map (1819). A group with items 45-49 and George Street

listings.

References

Bibliography

SRO RHP 1241 (1806 street layout, signed by Burn, of area

N of Buccleuch Street) (unsigned duplicate in Dumfries Museum).

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