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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 26/06/1986


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkmahoe

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 96793 83545
  • Coordinates296793, 583545


Dated 1878. Single storey former stables built around

rectangular courtyard. Symmetrical 5-bay east elevation:

articulated by slightly advanced central and outer bays;

openings all below 2-centred arches; snecked bull-faced red

ashlar with polished dressings (remainder mostly rubble-

built); central 2-storey square tower with pend, string at

main eaves level, raised above datestone, single transomed

and hood-moulded light above and finialed pyramidal roof

with projecting eaves, wall-head diamond stacks to flanks

rising from projecting bases; bipartites to flanking bays,

hood-moulded transomed tripartites (blind lower lights) to

piended outer bays: eaves band: slate roofs with red ridging

tiles and finials. Small tripartites to flanks: lower ranges

extend towards west; latter range in domestic use. Courtyard

interior: east range is brick, roof swept down over

verandah, latter supported on cast-iron columns; gabled loft

opening over pend: inserted garage openings to north range:

slit ventilators to south range. 2 similar small rectangular

sheds to west formerly used as kennels: both rubble-built,

with bull-faced red ashlar quoins and eaves bands, door on

short east wall, and piended slate roof with axial

ventilators, red ridging tiles and finials.

Statement of Special Interest

Roof vents removed circa 1980. Duncow House now demolished



About Designations

Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

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.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. 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.

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