Listed Building

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Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NX 63343 48209
263343, 548209


Important 17th century house now roofless but mostly complete

to wall-head. Unusual plan, not all of one build. Rectangular

central block with long walls to N and S gables to E and W,

projecting wings at end bays with gable heads to S (that to

W being shorter), projecting wing (possibly stair tower) to

centre of N wall. To S a single storey outbuilding adjoins

the SE tower which probably originally formed part of a

courtyard wall enclosing the S side of the house.

2 storeys and attics, rubble walling, squared quoins. The

RCAHMS Inventory gives the main block and SE wing as being

original, with the SW tower and the N wing as later


The main entrance is centrally placed to the S elevation and

is flanked by generously proportioned windows, all

roll-moulded with thick section mouldings. Most other

openings are roll-moulded or chamfered, a good number of the roll-mouldings have been reused. There is a roll-moulded

chimneypiece to ground with corbel stones supporting lintel,

otherwise few internal features survive. Stacks to gable

heads, gables with remains of kneeler skewputts.

Single storey rubble outbuilding abutting SE tower with to

the S wall a rubble voussoired round-arched fireplace

(possibly earlier cooking hearth) converted in 19th century

to house brick-lined 2-oven kiln fireproof roof (partly

fallen) to this section with metal angle-irons supporting

large slates. The purpose of the small kiln is not known.



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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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