Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 97229 75838
297229, 575838


Earlier 18th century. Baroque 2-storey 5-bay town house

with piended shallow-recessed flanking bays (these with

simpler detailing, but seemingly original); raised basement

and attic to Whitesands (W); minor low additions. Set back

from Irish Street behind high garden wall. Renovated by

J M Bowie, 1923. Built of brick with ashlar dressings,

lugged and keystoned architraves and rusticated quoins;

mostly painted, except at W. E elevation: central

rusticated doorway, ashlar shallow-raised panel over linked

to window cill above, 1st floor windows are roughly square

and have bracketted cills; lintels linked to eaves band.

Small-paned sash windows with vertical glazing pattern.

Main cornice; skews; corniced brick end stacks; slated

roof, slightly bell-cast. Low addition linked to recessed

bay right built of painted droved ashlar and with bowed

S-facing bay. W elevation: basement is rubble-built

(containing single long barrel-vaulted room) and with early

steep-gabled central porch (?by Bowie, 1923) built of red

ashlar, stair window above between floors. Plain margined

windows; 2 bipartite dormers.

Interior: some good fielded panelling survives; timber

stair; cornice plasterwork.

Courtyard to W flanked by 2 low outbuildings, screen wall

with central gate to Whitesands, corniced square piers with

pyramidal caps.

Statement of Special Interest

Said to have been the town house of the Gilchrists of Speddoch.



NMRS - Copies of plans and W elevation, 1923, signed James

Barbour and Bowie.

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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