CUMRUE FARMHOUSE AND FORMER CARTSHED/BARN (Ref:10378)
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: NY 070 861.
Early 19th century 2-storey 3-bay house built to front (south) of earlier similar house, doubling its thickness; cartshed (on roadside, to west) with barn above built 1827, C. Halliday, contractor. Whitewashed rubble, house with contrasting painted margins. House: south elevation: modern central piended porch; plate glass sashes; straight skews; end stacks; slate roofs. Aymmetrical north elevation. Interior: wall murals of hunting scenes in dining room by Karl Ruckgauer of Mainz, 1946 (signed). Cartshed and barn: south elevation has 8 arcaded segmental arches 7 cart openings, single narrow arch near west gable houses stairs to barn; door and 2 boarded window openings to latter level. Slate roofs.
Ruckgauer was a prisoner of war held at the former
Kirkmichale House (now Barony School) nearby. Listed
category B for quality of arcaded cartshed (remainder of
steading not included in listing)
SRO SC 15/65/3 pp 91 and 95 (gives date of steading)
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