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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: C
  • Date Added: 04/11/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 93129 73523
  • Coordinates293129, 573523


Built circa 1785. 3-storey 5-bay mansion house with basement

and symmetrical flanking wings; now a hotel. Modified circa

1857 and again circa 1895 when (brick) billiard room and

glass house range added to rear. Rendered, with ashlar

dressings. South-east elevation: steps to central Roman

Doric-columned porch; cill course to upper floors, upper

windows now pedimented (circa 1895) and cut through main

cornice. Corniced end stacks; piended roof. 2-storey, 2-bay

wings also piended, linked to main block by recessed low

linking bays with enlarged 3-light inserted openings.

Circular rear stair turret, canted billiard room to left.

Slate roofs.

Interior: cantilevered stair with decorative cast-iron

balusters; panelled doors in door cases. Simple ceiling

plasterwork. Glass house is timber-framed, with some cast-

iron members.

Statement of Special Interest

B group with former stables and viaduct. 1794 notice

describes Woodley Park as "lately built; it has a ground

floor, 1st floor and 8 bed chambers above." Balfour Browne

purchased estate in 1891; he enlarged "some... furtive

little windows". Home of Burns' Maria Woodley (Mrs Riddel).





p.184 ff.Dumfries Weekly Journal 1.4.1794.

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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