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Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 80571 69437
  • Coordinates280571, 569437


Built circa 1804, woollen mill complex. Mill house to N with

2 main detached ranges of mill buildings around courtyard,

further range of weavers cottages to S.

MILL HOUSE: 2-storey, 3-bay rubble-built with raised margins.

Modern, (circa 1980) rendered brick gabled porch to centre.

All windows single light with good replaced timber sash and

case windows, 12-pane glazing. Rear wing sympathetic modern

2-storey rendered brick addition.

MILL BUILDINGS: To NE, L-plan 2-storey spinning mill with

single storey dye house to S; fragments of machinery survive.

All rubble walling with slate roofs (that to Dye House

reslated circa 1980). Two wheelpits, that to NE angle

abutting spinning mill, is original though the wheel has been

removed. Wheelpit and wheel to E are mid 20th century

additions to drive generator. Dye house single storey, rubble

built with wallhead stacks.

WEAVING SHEDS: opposite Spinning Mill, detached 2-storey

rubble built slate roofed weaving shed, built into rising

ground. Floor levels altered to accommodate later grain silo.

WEAVERS COTTAGE: to S of complex, row of single storey rubble

and slated weavers cottages.

Statement of Special Interest

A rare example of a surviving woollen mill complex in Kirkcudbrightshire.



Hume 1974 p154. RCAHMS Record Sheet in NMRS.

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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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