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CARSTAIRS MAINS FARMHOUSE AND STEADINGLB715

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
03/08/1989
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Parish
Carstairs
NGR
NS 94290 44881
Coordinates
294290, 644881

Description

William Burn, architect; 1825. Originally 4 ranges of

buildings around square courtyard with farmhouse adjoining

to S. Westermost steading range demolished, but otherwise

little altered externally. STEADING: all stugged ashlar

with droved and broached dressings, piended slate roofs.

N range: 2 storey near symmetrical courtyard elevation,

10-bay with central pediment clock face to tympanum,

birdcage bellcote to apex. Stabling to outer bays, 4 cart

arches to centre. Stables have cast-iron columns to stalls.

Loft above with regular rectangular windows preserving

original glazing arrangement ie 3-pane glazed to sash,

timber sliding ventilator grille to lower part.

E range: 2-storey 7-bay with wide opposing doors to N end;

possibly threshing barn. Most internal divisions now

(1989) removed. Mostly unaltered openings.

S range: single storey, 8-bay, with stack to W. Possibly

dairy, calf-houses, feed stores etc. Widened opening to E,

E half of roof now corrugated sheet metal.

FARMHOUSE: adjoining to S range by passage. L-plan 2-storey

gabled farmhouse with narrow lean-to porch to SW re-entrant

supported by single Doric column. Gabled ends with canted

bay windows to ground. Otherwise single light windows,

hood moulded to ground. All modern plate glass glazing.

Flat roofed dormer over porch. End coped skews with skew

blocks, tall diamond stacks remain only to N. Slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Despite the demolition of the W range the steading is

otherwise little altered externally. The farmhouse has

suffered by the removal of stacks and re-glazing but

remains an important part of the composition.

References

Bibliography

Burn plans for steadings in NMRS.

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