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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 9502 8269.


Peddie & Forbes Smith, architects. Dated 1914. 4-storey and

attic rectangular-plan full-size "tower house" added to east

end of Cowhill house. Tower house: roughly-coursed polygonal

red masonry with ashlar dressings and roll-moulded openings,

these mostly beneath relieving arches. Door at south of east

wall with crest above. Irregularly-placed window openings to

elevations, all small-paned sashes. Corbelled and crenellated

parapet with spouts and bartizans (1 conical-roofed) encloses

east gable; crow-stepped gables; coped end and north

wall-head stacks. 2 lower square bays each with south-facing crow-stepped gables 1 on west wall, 1 projecting from south


Interior: wooden panelling at ground with Corinthian

pilasters; some decorative ceiling plasterwork and chimney

pieces. Wheel stair opens into earlier house.


Remainder of house now substantially altered from original and not included in listing. 1906 plans for tower re-designed 1914; 1871 scheme by W.F. Lyon.


NMRS Peddie and Kinnear drawings index.

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