Listed Building

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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Kirkpatrick Durham
NX 77748 67776
277748, 567776


Stanton, 1933. Painted cast-iron signpost with 4 later arms. Tapered post painted in black and white stripes. 4 ring shafts; corniced base; hoop finial reading KIRKCUDBRIGHTSHIRE in raised lettering to both sides. Maker's mark: STANTON 1933 in raised lettering near base of post. Later sheet-metal arms attached with metal bands; painted lettering and arrows.

Statement of Special Interest

Situated at the SE end of Haugh of Urr, at the junction between the roads to Dalbeattie and Urr Church. This type of road sign, or 'fingerpost' was once ubiquitous on the roads of Scotland, and is an important part of the history of road transport. Many were erected during the inter-war period, as a response to the increasing use of the motor car. Most of these signposts have now been replaced by modern signs which are more legible to fast-moving traffic. However, other fingerposts are known to survive in Ayrshire and East Lothian. Although a number of fingerposts exist on the minor roads of Dumfries and Galloway, many of them have lost either their original post or arms or parts thereof, and very few now survive in anything approaching their original condition. The five best surviving known examples of this type of free-standing signpost in Dumfries and Galloway have been selected for statutory listing in recognition of their attractive design, historical importance and present scarcity. The other signposts are located at Loch Head (near Elrig, Wigtownshire), Kirkland (near Moniave), Old Haugh of Urr, and Corsock. Stanton was originally an iron works based at Ilkeston near Derby, and branched out into manufacturing iron pipes in 1919. The arms of this road sign are not the originals and probably date from the 1960s or '70s. There are four arms to the post. One is for KIRKPATRICK DURNHAM 1 ¾; one is for B794 DALBEATTIE; one is for CLAREBRAND 1 ¼ CASTLE DOUGLAS 3 ½; the last is for B794 CORSOCK. A signpost is marked at this location on the 2nd edition OS, but this is obviously a later replacement.



Shown on 3rd edition OS map.

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