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Priorslynn, Cruck-Framed Building

A Category A Listed Building in Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway

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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

Entry Name: Priorslynn, Cruck-Framed Building

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334590

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3531

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canonbie

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Probably built 2nd half of 18th century. Clay-walled and

cruck-framed agricultural building; 2 compartments perhaps

originally comprising barn and byre/stable, but now a store.

Long rectangular-plan with clay-walled central partition and 5

pairs of crucks.

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 S wall of each compartment with

ashlar dressings. Original walling badly damaged at W 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: W compartment

(?original byre/stable) has cobbled floor, and brick repairs on

inner face W gable; E apartment (at slightly higher level) has

earthen floor.

Roof originally thatched, now covered with corrugated iron.

Statement of Interest

A very rare survival - unique in this area - of a once

widespread building type.

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