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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 96881 81709
  • Coordinates296881, 581709


Architect probably John MacCracken of Dumfries. Built 1798-9.

2-storey, 3-bay manse with single storey, 2-bay east wing.

Squared and tooled rubble and margins all painted. South

elevation: house has central panelled door with fanlight in

pilastered door case: ground floor windows altered to

tripartites probably in mid 19th century; all windows plate

glass sashes. Straight skews; corniced end stacks; roofed

with graded slates. Bipartites to east wing and rebuilt end

stack; lower range extends to rear.

2 square painted a ashlar gatepiers each with rusticated front,

cornice, and ball finial: railings on curved quadrant walls.

Statement of Special Interest

MacCracken and Frederick Maxwell of Terregles were tradesmen

invited to inspect the old manse; the strong resemblance

between this manse and that at Irongray - by MacCracken -

suggests that this building was also by him.



SRO CH2 1284/16 p. 97ff NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT p.64 1879

survey plans by James Barbour held by Sutherland Dickie and

Copeland, Dumfries

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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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