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Latitude: 55.1397 / 55°8'22"N
Longitude: -3.3945 / 3°23'40"W
OS Eastings: 311204
OS Northings: 583703
OS Grid: NY112837
Mapcode National: GBR 49Q0.WC
Mapcode Global: WH6XK.T2RN
Plus Code: 9C7R4JQ4+V6
Entry Name: Dryfeholm Farm
Listing Name: Dryfeholm Farm, Long Haybarn (At North End of Steading)
Listing Date: 22 February 1988
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334494
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3441
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale North
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Mid 19th century. Unusually long haybarn. L-plan; 18 bays,
2-bay return at W. Continuous (slated) roof carried on
cast-iron columns and linked at E to stone-built barn; E and
W ends and near-central opening to court (S) rubble-built
with red ashlar dressings.
an unusually long and now rare surviving example of a once-common regional type of agricultural building.
Slate-roofed, open-sided hay barns were particularly popular in Dumfriesshire (and to a lesser extent, in Ayrshire) during the 19th century. Older barns had their roofs supported by timber columns but these were superseded by the use of cast-iron columns. After about 1880 the use of corrugated iron rather than slate became common. Dryfeholm Barn probably dates from between 1860 and 1880. The cast-iron columns used at Dryfeholm appear to be of a fairly standard casting, and other similar examples are known, the majority of which are on Buccleuch Estate farms. Although these hay barns appear to have once been common, few good examples are now known to survive. Dryfeholm Barn stands out amongst these as being unusually long - at 18 bays it is more than twice the length of the next best example on Holestane Farm (Durisdeer Parish - see separate listing).
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