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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.

PORTRACK HOUSEReference: LB10531

Status: Designated


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


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 93855 82956
  • Coordinates293855, 582956


James Barbour 1879 (dated), with earlier 19th century

tripartite-plan villa incorporated at rear. Rubble-built,

ashlar dressings, all painted: roofed with graded slates.

ORIGINAL HOUSE: 2 storeys over basement: 3-bay north

elevation: hood-moulded ground floor openings with cills

lowered to base course; square 1st floor windows with

vertical glazing to sashes; cill course; stacks with cavetto

cornices; projecting eaves (?re-roofed by Barbour).

1879 HOUSE: picturesque; mainly 2 storeys, pyramidal-roofed

3-storey square entrance tower off-centre, huge cross-window

fills bay adjoining to left (hall within); left bay and

flanks all with projecting windows gabled above wall-head.

Small-paned sash windows. Projecting eaves.

Statement of Special Interest

Some good modern sculptures in garden.



NMRS - copies of Barbour's drawings and of alternative


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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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