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Latitude: 55.0733 / 55°4'23"N
Longitude: -2.9512 / 2°57'4"W
OS Eastings: 339362
OS Northings: 575836
OS Grid: NY393758
Mapcode National: GBR 79TS.W5
Mapcode Global: WH7Z3.MRW4
Plus Code: 9C7V32FX+8G
Entry Name: Cruck-framed building, Priorslynn
Listing Name: Priorslynn, Cruck-Framed Building
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334590
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3531
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Outer walls: rubble footings, narrow coursed clay/pebble mix bound with intermediate layers of straw; substantial repairs in rubble and ashlar including some 19th century stugged quoins. Rectangular opening central on south wall of each compartment with ashlar dressings. Original walling badly damaged at west and replaced by corrugated iron sheeting.
Crucks: fairly large and well-wrought crucks on stone footings set within wall thickness; collar-beams half-lap jointed and pegged to blades. Central cruck frame encased by partition wall, latter stabilised by timber lath frame. West compartment (original byre/stable) has cobbled floor, and brick repairs on inner face of west gable. East part (at slightly higher level) has earthen floor.
Roof originally thatched, now covered with corrugated iron.
A very rare survival - unique in this area - of a once widespread building type.
Thatched buildings are often traditionally built, showing distinctive local and regional building methods and materials. Those that survive are important in helping us understand these traditional skills and an earlier way of life.
Listed building record revised in 2019 as part of the Thatched Buildings Listing Review 2017-19.
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