16th/17th century L-plan tower house with 18th and 19th
century additions, including infilling of angle of L-plan
and east wing of circa 1820 said to be by James Gillespie
Graham. 3 and 4 storey castellated mansion of red coursed
rubble with tooled ashlar dressings; some rendering
simulating coursed rubble. Entrance in SE re-entrant angle
masked by glazed porch; deep 5-sided portico supported on
painted columns with crenellated finials and decorative cast-
iron spandrel-tracery masks further entrance in centre of
wide bowed bay rising full height of south elevation. Wide
3-bayed west elevation with off-centre middle bay and
flanking turrets rising above crenellated wallhead. North
elevation with variety of fenestration and central shaped
gable in 4-storey section, with battery of apex stacks.
Gothic Revival east wing of 3 storeys, single wide south
facing bay flanked by angle turrets again rising above
crenellated wallhead. Unusual large oval window to ground
floor with cross tracery Large hoodmoulded and traceried
window at 1st floor (lighting dining room) with smaller
window above with similar detailing. Gothic lancets in
Return east elevation with asymmetrical fenestration
including one oriel, and bold NE tower with Gothic detail.
Various bartizans; ridge, end and wallhead stacks; crowsteps;
Interior: ornate interior which includes 2 17th century
chimney pieces, one (from Meikle Daan, Edderton) dated 1690.
Primitive painted figures in "Trophy Room"; original vaulted
ceilings, door and chimney pieces and wallpaper in east wing.
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