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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: Dornock

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NY 23471 68871
  • Coordinates: 323471, 568871


16th century rectangular-plan tower house converted for

inclusion in later 19th century mansion, latter demolished

circa 1950, tower remains a roofless shell. 4 storeys.

Roughly-squared and coursed large rubble blocks with ashlar

dressings. Original gun ports to elevations at low level

and splayed base course, 19th century basement windows now

blocked; raggles and joist holes at E and slappings to

communicate with mansion. Original doorway towards E end of S

wall is segmental-arched and has unusual leaf ornament set in

architrave moulding (19th century door and iron gate); panel

above and principal window openings have dog-tooth ornament

separating double roll-moulding. Corbelled bartizans linked

by chequer-corbelled parapets, these with rebuilt


Wheel stair within SE angle; E wall is unusually thick.

Castellated red ashlar low terrace and enclosure walls to 3

sides of tower, and garden steps to E.

Statement of Special Interest

Photo in NMRS shows mansion with tower incorporated.

Upgraded B to A 30.9.87




About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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