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DALSKAIRTH HOUSE (Ref:17161)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Troqueer Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 04/11/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 936 729.

Description

Mid/later 18th century 2-storey 5-bay country house with attic and basement; east-facing, and formerly symmetrical, with recessed full-height wings (these perhaps not original) forming U-plan. Remodelled circa 1830 (windows possibly enlarged; panelled door with fanlight inserted, bow added to west end of north wing, and present main stair built) and in 1899 by John A Campbell of Glasgow (baroque porch added and north wing enlarged). All harled with painted ashlar dressings and rusticated quoins. East elevation: porch with open segmental pediment on pilasters, round-headed doorway, steps within; sash windows, plate glass at ground, 12-pane glazing at 1st floor; flat-roofed dormers; single bay wing to left; (north) wing to right with pilastered aedicular ingle-neuk (north-facing window similarly treated), wall-head stack above, and oculus at 1st floor; base course; eaves/lintel band; cornice; blocking course; coped end, wall-head and ridge stacks; piended slate roofs. Pyramidal-roofed porch to south. Interior: cantilevered stair with cast-iron balusters; much remodelling circa 1899, round-arched screen in hall, round-arched doorways into north wing, each with cartouche in tympanum; fireplace and fitted cupboard in angle alongside; pilastered openings in billiards room and dado panelling; some decorative (early 19th century) cornice plasterwork. South wing basement with shallow segmental- arched brick vault.

Notes

1734 Sundial might indicate building date.

References

BUILDING NEWS 27.8.1897 ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE 1897 (for Campbell) 1983 sale catalogue in NMRS.

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