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 97324 75858
297324, 575858


Probably 1730/1750. Baroque town house. 2 storeys with

basement, 5 bays, the inner 3 advanced and pedimented. All

painted; ashlar, with rusticated quoins, windows (now plate

glass sashes) in lugged and key-stoned architraves and with

bracketted cills; Corinthian-columned and pedimented

doorpiece with swags and mask, panelled door with decorative

fanlight. Basement opening on slope of ground at right.

Dentilled cornice; urn-finialled low parapet; oculus in

tympanum; paired end stacks (damaged, right). Slate roof.

Interior: front 1st floor rooms now united, but with extensive

original timber panelling and good plaster ceiling cornices;

original timber chimney piece in room nearest N; opposite

chimney piece 19th century; pilastered and arched hall screens

early 19th century; timber stair; panelled doors in


Statement of Special Interest

Built for Archibald Malcom who was town clerk at the time of

Prince Charlie's visit. W Dickie ascribes this design to

William Adam (see his DUMFRIES n.d. (3rd ed), p. 98).



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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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