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Muirhouse Farmhouse and Steading

A Category C Listed Building in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.146 / 55°8'45"N

Longitude: -3.3808 / 3°22'50"W

OS Eastings: 312093

OS Northings: 584391

OS Grid: NY120843

Mapcode National: GBR 48TY.W3

Mapcode Global: WH6XD.1XDC

Entry Name: Muirhouse Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 22 February 1988

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334338

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3325

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Applegarth

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Parish: Applegarth

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Farmhouse with additions in style of Walter Newall dated
1840; (altered) courtyard steading to N perhaps also part
built 1840. All rubble built with ashlar dressings; house is
painted, with contrasting ashlar margins and projecting
cills; steading whitewashed. All roofed with graded slates.
HOUSE: seems originally to have been L-plan, but maybe only
slightly pre-dating 1840; essentially S-facing and
asymmetrical; 3 bays (ie of original house) with pedimented
central door and advanced and gabled left bay; altered right
bay; 2 near full-height (1840) rear wings to courtyard with
back door recessed between.
Single windows, sashes, all originally small-paned, blind
windows in E gable and N gable of (lesser) eastmost rear wing
with astragals cut in ashlar; 4-pane glazing at S (excluding
altered canted window), rear wings with 9-pane glazing at 1st
floor. Shaped skews and skewputts; end and axial stacks with
paired octagonal flues.
STEADING: 3 adjoining ranges arranged in U-plan, courtyard
entered either side by detached S range. 2-storey W range
(barn) with cartshed (3+1 bays) 3-bay stable, loft with door
and small openings in regular bays; S gable rebuilt in brick.
N range 2 storeys at W end, remainder with courtyard wall
demolished and with modern corrugated roof; low byre at E
(?heightened) with shouldered doorways and series of
rooflights.

Statement of Interest

Steading is listed for quality of barn.

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