Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

MIDPARK (CRICHTON FARM)LB3833

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
03/08/1971
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Parish
Dumfries
NGR
NX 98632 74280
Coordinates
298632, 574280

Description

2 principal builds; 2-storey, 3-bay house, essentially early/earlier 19th century in appearance, more than doubled in size by taller asymmetrical addition to south by James Barbour of 3-bay house: (incorporates earlier fabric raised 3/4 courses at front (west) and above ground floor to rear): built of squared rubble with ashlar margins, all painted; west elevation: corniced central porch with 3/4 engaged Doric columns; ground floor window to right doubled in size by

insertion of identical window; sash windows throughout, with 12-pane glazing pattern-ppiended roof with parallel ridges, axial stacks over each with corniced octagonal flues, graded slate roof. Tall L-plan outbuilding adjoins north wall, forming additional low office range, rear courtyard; flat-headed former cartshed to latter with carved stone

incorporated above;

Addition: also 2 storeys; built of coursed squared red rubble with polished dressing; 2-bay west elevation has large segmental-headed mullioned and transomed stair window left (beside earlier house), 2-storey large canted window in advanced right bay breaks through eaves and has faetted roof; elaborate entrance bay to south, round-headed entrance below corbelled oriel with flanking pilaster strips and gabled

head; tall wall head stack alongside rises from projecting chimney breast. Corniced stacks.

Interior: some marble chmney pieces and cornice plasterwork. All roofs slated, with bracketted eaves.

References

Bibliography

Barbour's plans (dated 1881) held by Sutherland Dickie &

Copeland, Dumfries (copies in NMRS)

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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