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AUCHEN CASTLE HOTEL AND GARDEN TERRACE STEPS BALUSTRADES (Ref:9889)

This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the Kirkpatrick-Juxta Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 22/02/1988.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NT 062 048.

Description

Part dated 1869 (on some rainwater heads), but nucleus probably circa 1840: alterations late in 19th century. Large asymmetrical country house, now a hotel. 2 storeys with attics and basements. Stugged yellow coursers with polished dressings; advanced/recessed bays; some windows canted; some projecting mullioned windows at ground; sash windows, mostly small-paned; slated asymmetrical roofs with projecting bracketted eaves. 2 balustraded towers rise above main roof level, the taller (nearest S) an Italianate companile, that at NE corner is circular with leaded bell-cast turret and cap house. Long W entrance elevation has centre recessed behind colonnade of former conservatory which links pair outer gables at either end (columned porch near S); S (approach) elevation also long and asymmetrical with outer gables; small bellcote over wallhead. Corniced stacks. Small service court to rear (N), and canted bay with tall facetted roof. Interior: some elaborate ornament; main stair with wrought-iron balustrade; decorative cornice plasterwork; panelled doors in architraves. Garden terrace balustrades and steps to S and to E of house all ashlar built; balustrades are pierced and have geometric decoration; panelled and corniced squat piers.

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