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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 9688 8170.


Architect probably John MacCracken of Dumfries. Built 1798-9.

2-storey, 3-bay manse with single storey, 2-bay east wing.

Squared and tooled rubble and margins all painted. South

elevation: house has central panelled door with fanlight in

pilastered door case: ground floor windows altered to

tripartites probably in mid 19th century; all windows plate

glass sashes. Straight skews; corniced end stacks; roofed

with graded slates. Bipartites to east wing and rebuilt end

stack; lower range extends to rear.

2 square painted a ashlar gatepiers each with rusticated front,

cornice, and ball finial: railings on curved quadrant walls.


MacCracken and Frederick Maxwell of Terregles were tradesmen invited to inspect the old manse; the strong resemblance between this manse and that at Irongray - by MacCracken - suggests that this building was also by him.


SRO CH2 1284/16 p. 97ff NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT p.64 1879 survey plans by James Barbour held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries

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