COWHILL FORMER STABLES (Ref:10198)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
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.
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.
Alterations, although extensive, are quite sympathetically
done, and the building still merits category B status.
NMRS - Peddie & Kinnear index (for garage)
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