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Dryfeholm Farm, Long Haybarn (At North End of Steading)

A Category B Listed Building in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

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

Entry Name: Dryfeholm Farm, Long Haybarn (At North End of Steading)

Listing Date: 22 February 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334494

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3441

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dryfesdale

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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 Older barns had their roofs supported by timber columns but these were superseded by the use of cast-iron columns.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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