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KINMOUNT HOUSE AND CONSERVATORY, WITH OFFICE COURT AND GATEWAYSLB3582

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

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

Location

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

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NY 14025 68696
  • Coordinates: 314025, 568696

Description

Sir Robert Smirke, 1813-20, William Burn executant architect. John Park, contracting mason. Greek revival mansion, mainly 2/3 storeys composed around tall square central tower. Polished ashlar. Elevations with variety of planes; tall inner, and lower outer bays, but otherwise severely plain originally; roof balustrades and urns by Barbour and Bowie circa 1900 add a baroque flavour. Large low service court to NW with conservatory on S block; pedimented gateways at E of house probably by Bowie, circa 1922. House essentially 7 x 5 bays (elevation symmetrical but not identical), twin-pilastered port-cochere central on long N elevation with round-arched tripartite doorway behind, small bipartites above, and flanking narrow semi-bays; outer tripartite ground floor windows to S in segmental-headed panels; otherwise, mainly sash windows with 12 or 9-pane glazing. 1st floor cill band; main cornice and blocking course; concealed roof. Office court entered from W; piend-roofed corner block at NE; blocked eaves.

INTERIOR: Most original ornament survives in excellent condition. Central full-height domed hall with 1st floor galleries, shallow-vaulted room at E, S-facing room with compartmented ceiling. Cantilevered stair in tower; good marble and timber chimneypieces.

Statement of Special Interest

Stone taken from Cove quarry, Kirkpatrick Fleming (New

Statistical Account, pp. 284-5).

NMRS - copy vol. of drawings by Alexander Johnstone includes one entitled "...Conservatory of Kinmount House"; not exactly as built.

References

Bibliography

S.R.O.SC15/65/1 p196ff;

David Walker in Scottish Georgian Society pub; SCOTTISH

PIONEERS OF THE GREEK REVIVAL, 1984;

ref to Barbour in RIBA nomination papers.

Thomas Shepherd, MODERN ATHENS, 1829. (views in Scotland).

incl. engraving.

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