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 7754 2830
307754, 602830


Thomas Telford. Built 1821. Coaching inn, with stable

courtyard to rear (W) below road level.

INN: 2 storeys, irregular U-plan with symmetrical 5-bay E

front; built on slope with basement to courtyard. Coursed and

partly cherry-caulked squareed whin rubble with contrasting

painted ashlar margins and long and short worked dressings.

E elevation: central doorway, 2 baseless Tuscan columns in

antis supporting entablature; blind tripartite above;

otherwise single windows, sashes, with 12-pane glazing

pattern, corniced and aproned at ground with margins linked

to base course (aprons continued on 3-bay flanks - wider N

flank with tripartites to inner bay). Eaves course, cornice

and blocking course continued over all elevations (blocking

course raised centrally over main door). Symmetrically placed

stacks (in pairs linked by arches). Piended slate roof with

leaded platform. Round-headed W-facing stair window between

rear wings.

INTERIOR: hallways with arched openings; cantilevered stone

stair with cast-iron balustrade; vestibule with

Tuscan-columned screens; reception with ?key-safe; moulded

cornice plasterwork; vaulted cellar in basement and cast iron

ovens in kitchen.

STABLES: 2 storeys, upper openings to lofts, whitewashed whin

rubble and ashlar dressings. Originally 2 adjoining ranges

about court; S end of courtyard closed by plain mid 19th

century skewed range. Wide depressed-arched pend in N range;

5-bay W range has 3-bay carriage house with tall

square-headed openings, narrow pend (to midden) with

depressed archway on W wall; full-height (later) wing returns

W from S end. All roofed with graded slates.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly Beattock Inn; built at Government expense, in association with the Glasgow/Carlisle road. GD 253/167/9 No 4 requests £1800 or £2000 for the building of an inn at Beattock 'to a plan given by Mr Telford'. Continuous references to Telford in other correspondence at the NAS indicates that he was directly involved with the building of the inn. Total cost of building $4520:2:10. Change of Category B to A 22.2.88



in the National Archives including GD253/167/9 (No 4, letter dated 24 Feb 1820), GD253/167/21 and GD253/92.

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