Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NT 7644 1561
307644, 601561


William Burn architect, 1817; discrete alterations 1882.

Greek revival villa/small mansion with pedimented tetrastyle portico central on E elevation. Single storey, with attic and sunk basement. Built of bull-faced whinstone, in graded courses, with contrasting ashlar dressings and margins. Rectangular-plan, and composed around tall square stair tower.

W elevation: 7 bays, portico with baseless Doric columns and oculus, recessed doorway with sidelights and large decorative fanlight; flanking windows corniced and architraved, cills linked to base course. Narrow pilastered attic floor an addition.

Flank elevations identical, 3 bays with advanced central gable, attic windows below eaves at W.

Blocked eaves; corniced stacks, slated and leaded, piended and platform roof; central tower with concealed roof; small lantern to rear (W) of latter.

Rear elevation also altered (1882); bracketted central oriel linked by curved and cantilevered bays to flanking lean-to's.

Interior: cantilevered stone stair; some decorative plasterwork and pilastered marble chimney pieces; panelled and architraved doors; round-arched doorway and mosaic floor in vestibule.

Statement of Special Interest

Change of Category B to A 22.2.88




About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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