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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NY 7116 8611.


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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