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Denbie House

A Category A Listed Building in Dalton, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0431 / 55°2'35"N

Longitude: -3.3927 / 3°23'33"W

OS Eastings: 311101

OS Northings: 572955

OS Grid: NY111729

Mapcode National: GBR 4BR3.8Z

Mapcode Global: WH6XY.VHLQ

Plus Code: 9C7R2JV4+7W

Entry Name: Denbie House

Listing Name: Denbie House

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334523

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3469

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200334523

Location: Dalton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Parish: Dalton

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Early 19th century (1706 marriage stone in porch).

Piend-roofed tripartite-plan classical 2-storey, 5-bay

country house; substantial additions late 18th century

doubling house in size. Further mid 19th century rear wing

rendered and lined as ashlar with ashlar dressings and


ORIGINAL HOUSE: S elevation: inner 3 bays grouped; lugged bolection-moulded central doorway with steep-pitched pediment

on engaged Doric columns (marriage stone in tympanum);

windows all with rusticated long and short worked dressings,

flat heads and quoins, rustication dies in to reveals;

moulded base course and cornice continued on side elevations;

string at 1st floor cill level; 2-bay flanks with chamfered

window reveals. Sash windows throughout, with 12-pane glazing

pattern. Steep, piended slightly bell-cast slate roof with 2 close-spaced margined and corniced small (?original) ridge

stacks transversely set.

INTERIOR: much original bolection-moulded timber panelling

at ground and at 1st floors with moulded entablatures; stone bolection-moulded fireplaces with timber chimneypieces and

double lugged architraves.

ADDITIONS: at 2 periods now forming roughly L-plan to rear of

house, and undistinguished; single deeply-recessed S-facing

bay sympathetically detailed.

INTERIOR: cantilevered stair belongs to late 18th century


Statement of Interest

Marriage stone with Carruthers crest and initials "IC MC 6th

April 1706". 2 garden urns nearby broken from bases; 2

elaborately carved armorial panels, 1, at least, from

Spedlin's tower.

Design closely related to old Dalton Parish Church.

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