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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.

PORT WILLIAM, 5, 7 AND 9 THE SQUAREReference: LB19592

Status: Designated


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  • Category: C
  • Date Added: 11/11/1994


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 33834 43587
  • Coordinates233834, 543587


Later 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house, with 2 shops at ground; paired with Nos 11 and 13 The Square (see separate listing). Rubble, painted to E elevation. Painted margins and quoin strip to E.

N (THE SQUARE) ELEVATION: boarded door, with deep plate glass fanlight, at centre. 3-bay shop fronts in outer bays, each with central door and flanking windows. Regular fenestration at 1st floor. Gabled dormer windows above outer bays.

E ELEVATION: gabled and blank.

W ELEVATION: adjoined to No 15 The Square. Plate glass glazing in sash and case windows; plate glass display windows; modern glazing to

window at centre at 1st floor. Red sandstone coped skews, mutual to W. Partly painted rubble stacks, gablehead to E, mutual to W. Purple slates.

Statement of Special Interest

No 5, 7 and 9 the Square are not marked on the OS Map of 1848.



OS Map 1850, Wigtownshire, Sheet 29 (surveyed 1848).

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