LAURIESTON HALL (Ref:3418)
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: See Notes,
Group Cat: B,
Map Ref: NX 675 657.
Large rambling country house of several building periods from 17th-early 20th centuries. Asymmetrical grouping of wings, the largest and most important to S and E in Edwardian Renaissance style. TO N 5-STOREY SQUARE TOWER: lower 3-storeys probably of early 17th-century origin, built up and given decorative 'baronial' roofline in 1893 by Sydney Mitchell and Wilson, architects. Harled walling, all openings have 19th century sandstone margins. Sympathetic rebuilding in 1893 with polished sandstone corbelled angle rounds with conical roofs. To SE angle square plan ogee roofed caphouse gives access to small wall walk with decorative balustrade; weathervane dated 1893. String course at 4th and 5th floor cills stepped down around some windows. Slate roofs, tall sandstone wallhead stack to W with deep cornice. EARLY 20TH CENTURY WINGS TO S AND E: square-plan Edwardian Renaissance block, 2 storeys with attic. Harled walling giant order Ionic angle pilasters, polished sandstone basecourses, polished raised margins, continuous cill bands. Single or tripartite windows, sash and case with 12-pane glazing pattern. E ELEVATION: asymmetrical wide 4-bay entrance front. 2 right bays advanced; innermost taller with semi-circular pediment with flanking ball finials, projecting corniced porte cochere to ground. S ELEVATION: symmetrical 3-bay garden front with tripartites to outer bays. Venetian window with French doors to centre, 3 single light windows at 1st. Deep timber - mutuled eaves, steep pitch and platform slate roof, projecting dormers. To S recessed smaller 2-storey 3-bay symmetrical block, all single windows, details as above. To 1st panel dated 1906 and inscribed LMH for Huchieson, owner. To SW mid 19th-century lower single-storey and attic wing in gothic style. Bowed bays with embattled parapet and hood-moulded windows flank pointed arch full-height double doors set in crowstepped gable. This gives appearance of pend access to courtyard but later building has presumably negated this function. INTERIOR: some good plaster cornice and ceiling work. Mostly panelled doors and shutters. Edwardian neo-jacobean carved timber chimneypieces to hall.
Formerly Woodhall. B Group with Stables.
Sydney Mitchell and Wilson 1893 plans in NMRS.
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