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THE BARONY (FORMERLY KIRKMICHAEL HOUSE - NOW PART OF AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE) (Ref:10418)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Kirkmichael 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 022 870.

Description

by Barbour and Bowie. Large, asymmetrical mansion house,

Jacobean; mostly mullioned and transomed windows, some canted

or projecting, gables with slits or escutcheons, kneelers

and ball finials; dormer heads finialed, with scrolled

pediments. 2 storeys; plain, extensive service range and

outbuildings to west lower (and partly single storey), with

courtyard. Stugged red coursers, polished dressings.

Entrance at west end of north wall, doorcase ornamented with

ball finials and strap-worked pediment: corbelled 1st floor

William Burn, architect. Built 1834, minor alterations 1912

oriel to left with ornamental gable: conical-roofed tall,

narrow turret recessed either end of north elevation.

Additional door in re-entrant angle between west and south

ranges. String between floors. Stacks mostly grouped,

corniced diamond flues; roofed with graded slates. Courtyard

ranges with plain gabled dormer heads. east-facing

segmental-arched cart opening.

Interior: some ornamental cornice plasterwork and white

marble chimney pieces with classical detail in principal

ground floor rooms; main stair with wrought-iron balustrade

presumably by Barbour & Bowie.

Notes

Unusual trough (? early 18th century) with lion head mask against south wall. Keystone and pedimented stone re-set in courtyard.

References

Some original drawings in NMRS. Barbour and Bowie's ground plan held by Sutherland Dickie and Copeland, Dumfries, NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, p.71

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