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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.

ROSS MAINSReference: LB10353

Status: Designated


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


  • Local Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Planning Authority: Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish: Kirkmichael (Dumf & Galloway)

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNY 6674 88659
  • Coordinates306674, 588659


Perhaps by James Smith. Dated 1728. Early classical 2-storey

5-bay tripartite-plan country house with sunk basement.

Limewashed rubble, red ashlar dressings. South elevation:

pedimented central doorway, lugged architrave with depressed

ogee head, consoled cornice, Queensberry crest in

tympanum; plate glass sashes; bold, rusticated ashlar

clasping pilaster strips; off-set base course; eaves course;

cornice breaking forward at centre and ends; pair stacks;

steep-pitched piended and leaded platform roof with graded

slates. Single storey rear wing to north west not original.

Interior: altered; some original moulded cornice plasterwork

and woodwork; panelled doors; 19th century stair with simple

wooden balusters; some chimney pieces. Remains of original

stone steps in basement; timber silhouette balustares in


Statement of Special Interest

Attributed to Smith on stylistic and circumstantial grounds.

Doorway comparable with west door of William Adam's Craigdar-

roch house (1729) and of Kirkpatrick Mausoleum, Closeburn

(1742). Steading not included in listing. Neglected (1986).



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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.

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.

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