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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 97324 75858
- Coordinates: 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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