Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 39362 75836
339362, 575836


Probably built in the second half of 18th century. Clay-walled and cruck-framed agricultural building. Two compartments perhaps originally comprising barn and byre/stable, but now a store. Long rectangular-plan with clay-walled central partition and five pairs of crucks.

Outer walls: rubble footings, narrow coursed clay/pebble mix bound with intermediate layers of straw; substantial repairs in rubble and ashlar including some 19th century stugged quoins. Rectangular opening central on south wall of each compartment with ashlar dressings. Original walling badly damaged at west and replaced by corrugated iron sheeting.

Crucks: fairly large and well-wrought crucks on stone footings set within wall thickness; collar-beams half-lap jointed and pegged to blades. Central cruck frame encased by partition wall, latter stabilised by timber lath frame. West compartment (original byre/stable) has cobbled floor, and brick repairs on inner face of west gable. East part (at slightly higher level) has earthen floor.

Roof originally thatched, now covered with corrugated iron.

Statement of Special Interest

A very rare survival - unique in this area - of a once widespread building type.

Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.

Listed building record revised in 2019 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review 2017-19.



Canmore Canmore ID 85325.

Printed Sources

Stell, G. (1971-2) Two cruck-framed buildings in Dumfriesshire in Transactions of the Dumfriesshire Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society Volume 49. pp.39-48.

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings Scotland (2016) A Survey of Thatched Buildings in Scotland. London: SPAB. p.98.

Online Sources

Historic Environment Scotland (2018) Scotland's Thatched Buildings: Introductory Designations Report at

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