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Shawsholm House

A Category B Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2042 / 55°12'15"N

Longitude: -3.7525 / 3°45'8"W

OS Eastings: 288568

OS Northings: 591391

OS Grid: NX885913

Mapcode National: GBR 2878.D8

Mapcode Global: WH5VW.BGC8

Entry Name: Shawsholm House

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330381

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB169

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Closeburn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Closeburn

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

3 principal building phases; nucleus a late 17th/early 18th
century, 2-storey house (now rear wing) doubled in size mid
18th century by piended full-height west-facing addition to
original gable, thus forming T-plan; piended full-size bay
in north re-entrant angle added before mid 19th century.
Pebble-dashed; some ashlar margins to north and to south.
ORIGINAL HOUSE: full-length lean-to abuts east gable;
straight skews and massive apex stack to latter (other roofs
all piended); canted window and wide lean-to to south. MID
18TH CENTURY ADDITION: west elevation has 5 irregular bays,
inner door behind modern porch; single bay flanks. Sash
windows throughout with small-paned glazing; wallhead stacks
in roof valley; slate roofs.
Interior: some doors with raised and fielded panels; mostly
simple cornice plasterwork.

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