DALSWINTON HOUSE FORMER STABLES (Ref:10288)
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 942 842.
Late 18th century, substantially altered at various dates into later 20th century. Symmetrically planned Classical stable block built around rectangular (cobbled) courtyard, with clock tower over courtyard entrance, and now mostly converted for domestic use. Single storey with lofts/upper floor. Red sandstone ashlar. Tower is irregular octagon on square base, fluted frieze with rosettes and later 19th century steep facetted platform roof with iron brattishing and weathervane. North elevation articulated with advanced central and outer bays, depressed-arched central pend, unfortunate garage opening and modern window at left replacing 2 depressed-arched cart openings (3 additional bays at left; round-head door and windows); 2 round-headed windows in right bay, single round-headed windows to intermediate bays. Main cornice broken by 3 inserted upper floor windows (2 modern, 1 dormer) and blocking course. Apex stacks; piended roof, with graded slates. Simple vaulting in pend below tower. Courtyard interior all limewashed, with painted margins; variety of openings, 3 blocked, arcaded, depressed-arched cart openings on north range.
Shown on a print published 1796 (copy in Ewart Library
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