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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.

SPOTTES HALLReference: LB16817

Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Group Category Details: B - See Notes
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 80498 66239
  • Coordinates280498, 566239


Built circa 1784-1789 with major additions of 1873 and 1887.

2-storey and basement double-pile 18th century house with

projecting entrance bay to N and later porch. Lower 2-storey

wings of 1873 with further later additions to W of 1887.

S ELEVATION: squared ashlar with pinnings, polished margins

and base course. All openings with moulded architraves, 1st

floor windows corniced sash and case with 12-pane glazing

pattern. 5-bay elevation with elegant flight of steps over

basement with cast-iron baluster to central architraved door.

Left 2 bays at ground with 19th century corniced canted

window with plate glass sashes. Moulded eaves cornice with

blocking course from which springs roof.

N ELEVATION: rubble with smooth rusticated quoins; detailed

as above. Full-height advanced bay with single storey porch

sheltering steps over basement. Mid 19th century porch with

paired pilasters, cornice and blocking course; off-centre

doorway with timber architrave (19th century arrangement).

Lower 2-storey and basement flanking wings of coursed ashlar

with polished red sandstone dressings and quoins. Wing to E

with tripartite window to both elevations and round-headed

dormer above. Wing to W with top lit billiard room. Further

domestic offices in rough rubble to W.

Slate roofs throughout; corniced axial stacks, 19th century

octagonal cans.

Statement of Special Interest

B group with Spottes Stableyard, Walled Garden and Bridge.



SRO GD 171/Box 15. NMRS.

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