THE BARONY (FORMERLY KIRKMICHAEL HOUSE - NOW PART OF AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE) (Ref:10418)
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 022 870.
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.
Unusual trough (? early 18th century) with lion head mask
against south wall. Keystone and pedimented stone re-set
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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