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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Canonbie

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NY 39362 75836
  • Coordinates: 339362, 575836


Probably built 2nd half of 18th century. Clay-walled and

cruck-framed agricultural building; 2 compartments perhaps

originally comprising barn and byre/stable, but now a store.

Long rectangular-plan with clay-walled central partition and 5

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 S wall of each compartment with

ashlar dressings. Original walling badly damaged at W 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: W compartment

(?original byre/stable) has cobbled floor, and brick repairs on

inner face W gable; E apartment (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.





pp 39-48 (gives fully detailed account).

About Designations

Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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