This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
St Mungo 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 149 774.
David Bryce architect. Dated 1865. Large Scots Baronial mansion, mostly 2/3 storeys; with circular turrets, corbelled bartizans pedimented dormer heads, crow-stepped gables and coped stacks. Stugged and snecked ashlar with polished dressings and roll-mouldings; finialled slate roofs, conical roofs with lead figures 3-storey Castle Fraser-style tower with castellated porch-cochere to E fronting balustraded tall circular turret with bell-cast cap house; Courtyard formed by L-plan Crathes-style S range, mullioned and transomed turret in re-entrant angle. Mullioned conservatory at S re-modelled to form dining room. Extensive U-plan coach house and offices to NE linked by archway. Garden balustrade to W of house. INTERIOR: extremely rich and well-executed neo-Jacobean decoration to halls and to principal rooms; extensive oak panelling and ceiling plasterwork: some sensitive alterations (eg. in morning room) early 20th century, possibly by Scott Morton: fine oak stair (arcaded balustrading with wrought-iron enrichment) approached through square-columned screen: marble and oak chimney pieces
Designed 1862-3; built 1864-6 for R Jardine of Castlemilk and
One of Bryce's largest houses, the largest to survive
complete, with perhaps his finest interior.
A Rowan in COUNTRY LIFE, 1977; pub;
University of Edinburgh MR DAVID BRYCE, 1976 (exhibition
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