Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NY 12766 72651
312766, 572651


Several building phases; core circa 1766, 2-storey, 4-bay

house, additions throughout 19th century culminating in 1902

(dated) additions and re-modelling by Sir Reginald Blomfield. Symmetrical 2-storey country house with full-height flanking

wings, and plain long W wing. Mostly rubble-built with ashlar


S elevation: original house rendered with ashlar margins and

off-centre plain doorway an alteration with re-set inscribed

stones above; 3 pedimented dormers (probably by Blomfield):

advanced flanking wings (left wing has 1844 dated ground

floor lintel) altered and heightened by Blomfield, with

canted full-height windows with pilastered mullions,

datestone and clasping pilaster strips. Main cornice and

blocking course carried over all elevations.

N elevation: 3-bay centrepiece, early 19th century addition

to main house double-pile arrangement, with mid 19th century

inserted cross windows (paired in outer bays); shallow

advanced and pedimented central entrance bay with (?)original

panelled door and decorative fanlight, brass doorbell (?)by

Blomfield. Flanking steep-pitched wallhead gables; wings each

2 bays. Windows mostly small-paned sashes; dormers and cross

windows casements. Corniced stacks; piended slate roofs. W

wing, by Blomfield, also 2 storeys, but lower, and with

asymmetrical elevations.

U-plan stables to SW, court flanked by rusticated piers;

garages in S range; glass-houses to S, beyond.

Statement of Special Interest

Murray of Murraythwaite archive in S.R.O. includes relevant documentation.

Original house built for John Murray.

Various inscribed dates probably refer to building dates:

stone inscribed "1800, 1823, 1863" and "Refecit 18(?4)5";

17th century pediment and 1660 lintel re-set over S door.

G.D. ref. includes building account 1768-70 and 1774.

Palladian elevation by Walter Newall - copy in Dumfries




Information from owner. SRO. GD 219/341 (inc sketches of 1845


About Listed Buildings

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