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ELIOCK HOUSE (Ref:17256)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Sanquhar Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 03/08/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NS 796 074.

Description

Composite mansion house, with (?late 16th century) tower

house nucleus, additions until circa 1914; H-plan, with

courtyard to west (wings linked at east by crenellated low

circa 1914 projection). Mostly 3 storeys; north wing fire

damaged, now derelict, and partly demolished at east. Inner

range a rectangular 1658 (dated) house, projected from south

end of tower house, with bolection-moulded doorway, to

courtyard in tall, central, circular stair turret (latter

conical-roofed with dovecot at upper level); 3-bay east

elevation (4 bays, 1 blank with rebuilt wallhead stack) is

harled: remainder mostly grey or pink ashlar, polished to

courtyard: (south wing otherwise droved); margined windows

small-paned sashes. Tower house retains some original

openings and gun ports, north and south wings each have

narrow west gables (that to north wing heightened circa

1914). South wing essentially 18th/early 19th century, but

present form perhaps not original; 6-bay long south

elevation, piended 3-bay south elevation. Corniced stacks;

slate roofs.

Interior of south wing: 1st floor partly re-modelled early

20th century in "Adam" style (some original features

retained); some rooms narrowed to accommodate corridor facing

courtyard; some good 18th-early 20th century chimney pieces; cantilevered stone stair.

Notes

Fire damage occurred during 1939-45 war when the house had been requisitioned.

References

Information from owner (1983) RCAHM INVENTORY 1920 no.552.

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