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HOLM HOUSE (Ref:3311)

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

Group Items: See Notes, Group Cat: B, Map Ref: NX 6454 7964.


Early 19th century. Single-storey and attic symmetrical

H-plan block formerly rear service wing attached at S to

U-plan 2-storey house demolished circa 1970.

Squared pinned rubble walling, polished quoins, hoodmoulds to

all openings, architraves to N. S elevation formerly abutted

main house, now has somewhat truncated appearance; walling of

modern roughcast, windows with smooth raised margins. Modern

timber doors.

N ELEVATION: symmetrical 5-bay with advanced scrolled Dutch

gabled end bays. Centrally placed canted window with

lying-pane glazing and French doors to centre; gabled

pediment above.

W and E wings both 5-bay; that to E with central wide

double-leaf timber doors and round-headed tunnel dormer

above, with tripartite light (circa 1970). Original dormers

with timber barge-boarded gables now removed and some

replaced by skylights.

Sash and case windows with 12 or 4-pane glazing. Eaves

cornice, deep coped parapet (to all but S elevation).

Finely detailed curvilinear gables to N with urn finials on

pedestals flanking and at apex of gables. S elevation plain

gables with similarly placed urns. Tall corniced axial stacks

(to centre wallhead at S) with prominent barley-sugar twist

cans in groups of 3. Slate roofs.


B group with Holm Lodge and gatepiers.


Information and photographs of original house from A C Wolffe.

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