This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
Latitude: 54.8774 / 54°52'38"N
Longitude: -3.8461 / 3°50'46"W
OS Eastings: 281647
OS Northings: 555183
OS Grid: NX816551
Mapcode National: GBR 1DL1.3D
Mapcode Global: WH4W7.WNPT
Entry Name: Old Orchardton Farmhouse and Steadings to East
Listing Date: 4 November 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334391
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3369
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Early 19th century. 2-storey 3-bay farmhouse; to E 2 ranges
of single storey and attic rubble byres placed at right
angles to form 2 sides of square courtyard.
FARMHOUSE: painted rubble with squared quoins and raised
rendered margins. Symmetrical 3-bay frontage with single
light windows, sash and case with 12-pane glazing pattern.
Rear elevation similarly detailed with some plate glass
sashes; lean-to addition to ground floor. Slate roofs,
corniced axial stacks, flat skews, thackstanes.
STEADINGS: built at right angles, all rubble built. W range
built on steeply sloping site; single storey with 3 stable
doors to courtyard; that to left set within much larger
bricked-up opening. To right lower single storey stable range.
S range; large 2-storey barn with lower byre to E. Latter
much altered to courtyard elevation. All with good graded
slate roofs and sandstone ridges.
The outward appearance of the steadings is unaltered, but the
courtyard elevation has been considerably altered, farmhouse
shown on 1854 OS map.
A group with Orchardton Tower.