William Craik of Arbigland, architect. Dated 1767. Medium
scale Palladian mansion. Unusual composition, with pedimented
tall narrow 2-storey and attic, 3-bay centre range, piended
2-storey pavilions on same plane, recessed linking bays; all
on semi-raised basement. Stugged ashlar at N (remainder
squared rubble), contrasting polished dressings; painted
doorway; architraved/margined windows (some altered) with
bracketted cills; sash windows, mostly with 12-pane glazing
pattern. N and S elevations similar, the former more
elaborately detailed, wide band over ground floor continued
as cill band at pavilions, N front with balustraded linking
bays, centre range 1st floor windows with balustraded aprons;
steps lead to glazed and architraved door with pulvinated
frieze and cornice. Continuous base course, eaves bands and
main cornices; inner range with round-headed attic lights to
tympana acorn finials and weathervane to N, parapet over
centre range flanks, 2 axial stacks; pavilion angles furthest
from centre are quoined, stacks over opposite flank wallheads
have grouped octagonal flues. Parallel low courtyard ranges
to W and screen wall with gatepiers.
S (garden) front defaced by circa 1840 canted near centre
ground floor window, adapted French window alongside with
steps to garden.
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