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- Category: B
- Date Added: 26/06/1986
- Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
- Parish: Holywood
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NX 93749 79935
- Coordinates: 293749, 579935
Walter Newall of Dumfries architect, circa 1830. Single
storey farmhouse, roughly U-plan and built around tiny court,
detached U-plan steading to west. All whitewashed rubble with
painted rusticated quoins, house also has painted chamfered
margins. FARMHOUSE: east elevation: 5 regular bays with
(shed) door at right; 2-bay south elevation; main door in
court, at west - latter partly enclosed by screen wall (shed
extends north); sash windows; corniced ridge stacks; piended
roof. STEADING: tall gabled barn at north with cartshed open
to court, apsidal housemill abuts west gable; west and south
ranges are lower, with piended roofs, single doorway on south
wall of latter range. All roofed with graded slates.
Statement of Special Interest
Executed work differs from illustrations published by Loudon;
a degree of license was used when publishing these designs.
NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNTS p.562 states that Francis Maxwell
purchased Gribton estate in 1827 and began improvements in
Loudon, ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA
ARCHITECTURE, 1839. pp 459-460
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