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Listed Building

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


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 11/07/1961


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Burgh: Dumfries

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NX 97235 76149
  • Coordinates: 297235, 576149


Robert Adam, 1780. Memorial column to 3rd Duke of

Queensberry (d.1778). Contracted for by Thomas Boyd

and originally sited in Queensberry Square; re-erected

1934, under supervision of Alexander Crombie, in

forecourt of County Buildings. Tall circular column with

stiff-leafed capital and gilded flambeau urn finial;

raised on square pedestal on stepped base and with

stucco relief on W face, inscription panel to S, ram's

head at angles.

Statement of Special Interest

Inscribed "This column, sacred to the memory of Charles,

Duke of Queensberry and Dover, was erected by the county of

Dumfries, as a monument of their veneration for the character

of that illustrious nobleman, whose exalted virtues rendered

him the ornament of society, and whose numerous acts of

public benefice and private charity endeared him to his

country. Ob. 22nd Oct. 1778; Aet. 80".



NMRS - copy of original drawing from Soane Collection, (ref.

vol. 44, no 81). Minutes of Commissioners of Supply in

Ewart Library, Dumfries. OLD STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, vol V


ARCHITECTS, 1600-1840, 1978. p.55.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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