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Cairniehill, Farmhouse, Horsemill and Former Threshing Barn

A Category B Listed Building in Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7988 / 54°47'55"N

Longitude: -4.1325 / 4°7'57"W

OS Eastings: 263009

OS Northings: 546968

OS Grid: NX630469

Mapcode National: GBR JJ50.V1S

Mapcode Global: WH4WH.HNC0

Entry Name: Cairniehill, Farmhouse, Horsemill and Former Threshing Barn

Listing Date: 23 April 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334421

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3386

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Borgue

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Mid-later 18th century. 2-storey farmhouse, farm court to N
mostly now altered but polygonal horsemill and associated
threshing barn relatively well preserved.
FARMHOUSE rubble walling with squared quoins, window margins
mostly rendered and painted. Symmetrical 3-bay S elevation
with modern central rendered porch. All windows of original
dimensions, sash and case with 4-pane glazing. Asymmetrical
N elevation with low doorway to left, 3 further windows to
ground, all with 2-pane sashes. To 1st, 3 with 4-pane sashes.
Steeply pitched roof with good graded slates, coped end
stacks with thackstanes, end skews, sandstone ridge.
HORSEMILL AND FORMER THRESHING BARN: 5-sided rubble-built
horsemill with modern metal garage door. Facetted slate roof.
Horsemill connects with tall rubble threshing barn with now
blocked cart-arch to left, loft with slit ventilators.
S gable with some altered openings. N gable now largely
demolished gives on to modern cattle court. Interior gutted
and now used as storage.

Statement of Interest

This attached polygonal horsemill is much less common than

the usual circular Galloway type.

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