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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: 03/08/1971


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkmichael (Dumf & Galloway)

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNY 2210 87061
  • Coordinates302210, 587061


by Barbour and Bowie. Large, asymmetrical mansion house,

Jacobean; mostly mullioned and transomed windows, some canted

or projecting, gables with slits or escutcheons, kneelers

and ball finials; dormer heads finialed, with scrolled

pediments. 2 storeys; plain, extensive service range and

outbuildings to west lower (and partly single storey), with

courtyard. Stugged red coursers, polished dressings.

Entrance at west end of north wall, doorcase ornamented with

ball finials and strap-worked pediment: corbelled 1st floor

William Burn, architect. Built 1834, minor alterations 1912

oriel to left with ornamental gable: conical-roofed tall,

narrow turret recessed either end of north elevation.

Additional door in re-entrant angle between west and south

ranges. String between floors. Stacks mostly grouped,

corniced diamond flues; roofed with graded slates. Courtyard

ranges with plain gabled dormer heads. east-facing

segmental-arched cart opening.

Interior: some ornamental cornice plasterwork and white

marble chimney pieces with classical detail in principal

ground floor rooms; main stair with wrought-iron balustrade

presumably by Barbour & Bowie.

Statement of Special Interest

Unusual trough (? early 18th century) with lion head mask

against south wall. Keystone and pedimented stone re-set

in courtyard.



Some original drawings in NMRS. Barbour and Bowie's ground

plan held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries,


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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