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COWHILL FORMER STABLES (Ref:10198)

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 951 826.

Description

Dated 1816. Stables, now mostly converted for

domestic/garage use. 3 2-storey ranges built around

quadrangular court, latter closed to east, above River Nith,

by high wall. Rubble-built with ashlar or modern concrete,

margins, rusticated quoins at west, all painted. Symmetrical

west elevation: 7 bays, articulated with taller advanced

outer bays and central entrance tower, these with simply

pedimented gables; tower has full-height angle pilaster

strips and segmental arch to pend all rusticated, Venetian

window and crest above, dovecot in gable and weathervane

finial; modern (masonry) flanking flues; glazed

segmental-arched former carriage houses to each outer bay,

with Venetian window inserted above (possibly replacing

oculi, arched stones re-used); upper window margins of

remaining bays linked to eaves band. Small-paned glazing.

1958 crest (possibly dates conversion) to courtyard above segmental-arched pend, other openings to courtyard

square-headed; some upper windows break through eaves and

have gabled dormer heads; garage in north range by Peddie and

Forbes Smith, 1915. Stacks mostly modern, but corniced;

roofed with graded slates.

Detached low range to north.

Notes

Alterations, although extensive, are quite sympathetically done, and the building still merits category B status.

References

NMRS - Peddie & Kinnear index (for garage)

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