MABIE FORMER STABLES (FORESTRY COMMISSION) (Ref:17169)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 04/11/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NX 94993 70777.
Circa 1800, stables, 4 ranges built around quadrangular courtyard; mostly single storey; lofts; north range partly in domestic use. All rubble-built with ashlar dressings; mostly painted. Symmetrical 7-bay north front: crenellated 2-storey central tower with blocked pend originally segmental-arched, later square-headed, and now a round- headed window; similar window above (pointed windows to courtyard), and square obelisk finial on square plinth (?formerly housing clock); otherwise square-headed door and window openings below cusped-headed slit loft ventilators; eaves course; cornice. South range also has 2-storey central tower, latter with ball-finialed pyramidal roof. Low east and west ranges; courtyard entered from east. Openings mostly square-headed. All roofed with graded slates.
Some earlier fabric might be incorporated. A good example of a post-improvement period classical stable block. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1854-8 mentions a `Threshing Machine' which was likely to have been contained in the semicircular extension to the South elevation shown on the map and which appears to be no longer extant.
Owned by Forestry Commission Scotland.
1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1854-8).
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