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Borgue Old House

A Category A Listed Building in Borgue, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8101 / 54°48'36"N

Longitude: -4.1279 / 4°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 263343

OS Northings: 548209

OS Grid: NX633482

Mapcode National: GBR JH5Z.XKR

Mapcode Global: WH4WH.KCKC

Plus Code: 9C6QRV6C+2R

Entry Name: Borgue Old House

Listing Name: Borgue Old House

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334432

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3393

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Borgue

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Important 17th century house now roofless but mostly complete

to wall-head. Unusual plan, not all of one build. Rectangular

central block with long walls to N and S gables to E and W,

projecting wings at end bays with gable heads to S (that to

W being shorter), projecting wing (possibly stair tower) to

centre of N wall. To S a single storey outbuilding adjoins

the SE tower which probably originally formed part of a

courtyard wall enclosing the S side of the house.

2 storeys and attics, rubble walling, squared quoins. The

RCAHMS Inventory gives the main block and SE wing as being

original, with the SW tower and the N wing as later


The main entrance is centrally placed to the S elevation and

is flanked by generously proportioned windows, all

roll-moulded with thick section mouldings. Most other

openings are roll-moulded or chamfered, a good number of the roll-mouldings have been reused. There is a roll-moulded

chimneypiece to ground with corbel stones supporting lintel,

otherwise few internal features survive. Stacks to gable

heads, gables with remains of kneeler skewputts.

Single storey rubble outbuilding abutting SE tower with to

the S wall a rubble voussoired round-arched fireplace

(possibly earlier cooking hearth) converted in 19th century

to house brick-lined 2-oven kiln fireproof roof (partly

fallen) to this section with metal angle-irons supporting

large slates. The purpose of the small kiln is not known.

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