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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: B
  • Date Added: 03/08/1971


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

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNX 94222 84245
  • Coordinates294222, 584245


Late 18th century, substantially altered at various dates

into later 20th century. Symmetrically planned Classical

stable block built around rectangular (cobbled) courtyard,

with clock tower over courtyard entrance, and now mostly

converted for domestic use. Single storey with lofts/upper

floor. Red sandstone ashlar. Tower is irregular octagon on

square base, fluted frieze with rosettes and later 19th

century steep facetted platform roof with iron brattishing and weathervane. North elevation articulated with advanced

central and outer bays, depressed-arched central pend,

unfortunate garage opening and modern window at left replacing

2 depressed-arched cart openings (3 additional bays at left;

round-head door and windows); 2 round-headed windows in right

bay, single round-headed windows to intermediate bays. Main

cornice broken by 3 inserted upper floor windows (2 modern,

1 dormer) and blocking course. Apex stacks; piended roof, with

graded slates. Simple vaulting in pend below tower. Courtyard

interior all limewashed, with painted margins; variety of

openings, 3 blocked, arcaded, depressed-arched cart openings

on north range.

Statement of Special Interest

Shown on a print published 1796 (copy in Ewart Library




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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