BEATTOCK VILLAGE, THE OLD BRIG INN, HOTEL AND OUTBUILDINGS (Ref:9908)
This building is in the Dumfries And Galloway Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 03/08/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NT 07754 02830.
Thomas Telford. Built 1821. Coaching inn, with stable courtyard to rear (W) below road level. INN: 2 storeys, irregular U-plan with symmetrical 5-bay E front; built on slope with basement to courtyard. Coursed and partly cherry-caulked squareed whin rubble with contrasting painted ashlar margins and long and short worked dressings. E elevation: central doorway, 2 baseless Tuscan columns in antis supporting entablature; blind tripartite above; otherwise single windows, sashes, with 12-pane glazing pattern, corniced and aproned at ground with margins linked to base course (aprons continued on 3-bay flanks - wider N flank with tripartites to inner bay). Eaves course, cornice and blocking course continued over all elevations (blocking course raised centrally over main door). Symmetrically placed stacks (in pairs linked by arches). Piended slate roof with leaded platform. Round-headed W-facing stair window between rear wings. INTERIOR: hallways with arched openings; cantilevered stone stair with cast-iron balustrade; vestibule with Tuscan-columned screens; reception with ?key-safe; moulded cornice plasterwork; vaulted cellar in basement and cast iron ovens in kitchen. STABLES: 2 storeys, upper openings to lofts, whitewashed whin rubble and ashlar dressings. Originally 2 adjoining ranges about court; S end of courtyard closed by plain mid 19th century skewed range. Wide depressed-arched pend in N range; 5-bay W range has 3-bay carriage house with tall square-headed openings, narrow pend (to midden) with depressed archway on W wall; full-height (later) wing returns W from S end. All roofed with graded slates.
Formerly Beattock Inn; built at Government expense, in association with the Glasgow/Carlisle road. GD 253/167/9 No 4 requests £1800 or £2000 for the building of an inn at Beattock ¿to a plan given by Mr Telford¿. Continuous references to Telford in other correspondence at the NAS indicates that he was directly involved with the building of the inn. Total cost of building $4520:2:10. Change of Category B to A 22.2.88
in the National Archives including GD253/167/9 (No 4, letter dated 24 Feb 1820), GD253/167/21 and GD253/92.
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