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The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

CASTLEMILKReference: LB16888

Status: Designated


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


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: St Mungo

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNY 14937 77471
  • Coordinates314937, 577471


David Bryce architect. Dated 1865. Large Scots Baronial

mansion, mostly 2/3 storeys; with circular turrets,

corbelled bartizans pedimented dormer heads, crow-stepped

gables and coped stacks. Stugged and snecked ashlar with

polished dressings and roll-mouldings; finialled slate roofs,

conical roofs with lead figures 3-storey Castle Fraser-style

tower with castellated porch-cochere to E fronting balustraded

tall circular turret with bell-cast cap house; Courtyard formed

by L-plan Crathes-style S range, mullioned and transomed turret

in re-entrant angle. Mullioned conservatory at S re-modelled to

form dining room. Extensive U-plan coach house and offices to NE

linked by archway. Garden balustrade to W of house. INTERIOR:

extremely rich and well-executed neo-Jacobean decoration to halls

and to principal rooms; extensive oak panelling and ceiling

plasterwork: some sensitive alterations (eg. in morning room)

early 20th century, possibly by Scott Morton: fine oak stair

(arcaded balustrading with wrought-iron enrichment) approached

through square-columned screen: marble and oak chimney pieces

Statement of Special Interest

Designed 1862-3; built 1864-6 for R Jardine of Castlemilk and


One of Bryce's largest houses, the largest to survive

complete, with perhaps his finest interior.



A Rowan in COUNTRY LIFE, 1977; pub;

University of Edinburgh MR DAVID BRYCE, 1976 (exhibition


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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.

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