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

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NX 5998 5494.


Robert Mylne, architect, for James Murray of Broughton,

1763-5. Substantial, classically detailed country house.

Flanking wings raised and linking corridors added, Thomas

Boyd 1795. Extensive alterations and remodelling of interior,

addition of porch, 1833-7, J B Papworth. Grounds landscaped

by James Ramsay, late 18th-century Mid 20th-century extensive

and unsympathetic additions to flanking wings during

conversion to hotel.

Symmetrical layout, central 6-bay, pedimented, 3-storey

centre block linked by banded masonry corridor wings to

2-storey pavilions, further modern additions, especially to

left side. All built over deep basement. Polished granite

masonry with red sandstone architraves. Channelled to ground,

band course over ground.

CENTRAL BLOCK: 3-storey with 6 bays unusually arranged

1-2-2-1 with central 4 bays advanced under pediment with

oculus. To ground, projecting massive granite portico with

monolithic Doric columns supporting plain entablature,

pilastered porch, massive panelled doors. All windows single

light, red sandstone margins, sash and case with 12-pane

glazing, 2nd floor windows with 6-pane glazing. Heavy eaves

cornice, plain parapet. Tall corniced stacks, piend and

platform roof.

REAR ELEVATION: 3-bay with central 3-window bowed bay. Bowed

bay contains 2 storeys only, giving large formal rooms. 4-bay


PAVILIONS AND COMMUNICATING WINGS: 3-bay, 2-storey wings link

main house to 5-bay, 2-storey pavilions. Pavilions and upper

floor of wings have bays defined by pilasters, heavy cornice

over ground, balustraded parapet to pavilions. 5-bay flanks

to pavilions similarly treated.

REAR ELEVATION: both the corridor wings have suffered

incongruous alterations, that to left with full-height glazed

front, that to right with flat roofed terrace. The pavilions

retain more of their original appearance being lesser

versions of the main block. 5-bay with central 3-window bowed

bay, all windows sash and case with multi-pane glazing.

Piended slate roof, tall corniced stacks.

Flanking and recessed from the pavilions are large modern

blocks giving bedroom accommodation.

INTERIOR: Mostly dating from Papworth's 1837 alterations.

Elaborate marble hall with deeply coffered ceiling. Elaborate

plaster cornice work to main public rooms. Dining room with

fruit and flower cornice; bow-ended drawingroom with coved

ceiling, elaborate carved timber or marble chimneypieces.




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