ARKLETON HOUSE (Ref:9727)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 12/07/1988.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NY 378 914.
Dated 1860, but said to be built in 2 phases, the greater
part - possibly by Andrew MacQueen - circa 1884 (ie. contemporary
with stables). Large asymmetrical Scots Baronial mansion, perhaps encasing late 17th/18th century house at W. 3 and 4 storeys with
attics. Stugged and snecked yellow ashlar with polished
dressings. Stepped corbel tables and roof levels, crowstepped
gables or saw-toothed skews with scrolled skewputts, corbelled
angle turrets, single or mullioned windows, mostly square-headed
with plate-glass sashes; some pedimented dormer heads.
Tall 4-storey dummy tower house with corbelled turret at SW,
screen wall with archway extending N from low wing separates
service area at E. E and W ranges flaking tower are lower and asymmetrically recessed on long S elevation. W range almost
square-plan, gabled square bartizan at SW, main door at N is roll-moulded, shouldered and hood-moulded (datestone in dormer
head high above). W range single room in depth, circa 1984
swimming pool roof adjoins to S, crow-stepped transverse low outbuildings/garage to E, 17th/18th century re-set bolection-
moulded N-facing doorway to courtyard (its westmost jamb mostly
INTERIOR: entrance hall has bolection-moulded chimney piece
(?19th century), 19th century timber overmantel incorporating
good and relatively early carved and traceried panels; inscribed
lintel re-set above. Some good cornice plasterwork and marble
Datestone also initialled "W(alter) S(cott) E(lliot)" and
"MJ"; other century carved stones dated 1631 and 1537. 2 re-set
stones dated 1671 and 1673 respectively.Information from owner
NMRS for ref to MacQueen.
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