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ROSS MAINS (Ref:10353)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Kirkmichael (Dumf & Galloway) Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 03/08/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NY 6674 8865.


Perhaps by James Smith. Dated 1728. Early classical 2-storey

5-bay tripartite-plan country house with sunk basement.

Limewashed rubble, red ashlar dressings. South elevation:

pedimented central doorway, lugged architrave with depressed

ogee head, consoled cornice, Queensberry crest in

tympanum; plate glass sashes; bold, rusticated ashlar

clasping pilaster strips; off-set base course; eaves course;

cornice breaking forward at centre and ends; pair stacks;

steep-pitched piended and leaded platform roof with graded

slates. Single storey rear wing to north west not original.

Interior: altered; some original moulded cornice plasterwork

and woodwork; panelled doors; 19th century stair with simple

wooden balusters; some chimney pieces. Remains of original

stone steps in basement; timber silhouette balustares in



Attributed to Smith on stylistic and circumstantial grounds. Doorway comparable with west door of William Adam's Craigdar- roch house (1729) and of Kirkpatrick Mausoleum, Closeburn (1742). Steading not included in listing. Neglected (1986).


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