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Latitude: 54.8279 / 54°49'40"N
Longitude: -4.1352 / 4°8'6"W
OS Eastings: 262934
OS Northings: 550210
OS Grid: NX629502
Mapcode National: GBR JH5Y.DK0
Mapcode Global: WH4W9.GX26
Plus Code: 9C6QRVH7+5W
Entry Name: Stables, Earlston
Listing Name: Earlston Stables
Listing Date: 28 May 1981
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334415
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3382
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Dated 1833. Large U-plan 2-storey steading with single and
lower 2-storey buildings completing courtyard, formerly
serving Earlston House (now demolished). Rendered walling
with polished red sandstone margins and rusticated quoins and
2-storey, 7-bay symmetrical frontage with central gable.
Depressed arch cart sheds to end bays, central gabled bay has
pend giving access to stabling at either side, and to
courtyard. Dovecote set in gable with 3 levels of flight
holes set in sandstone masonry, panel with date 1833 over.
All windows single light, those to stables with iron bars.
Stalls with all fixtures still in situ. Coped axial stacks,
good graded piended slate roof. Lean-to structures (mainly
pigsties) to rear of 2-storey range. Single and 2-storey
buildings complete courtyard, rubble built most with slate
roofs, including barn, byres and domestic offices eg laundry,
most interiors have been gutted.
Stables built to serve Earlston House, built 1816 for Sir
John Gordon; house demolished. Gordon did much to improve
agriculture in the parish.
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