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Hitchill, Farmhouse and Steading Including Barn

A Category B Listed Building in Cummertrees, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9917 / 54°59'30"N

Longitude: -3.3416 / 3°20'29"W

OS Eastings: 314261

OS Northings: 567171

OS Grid: NY142671

Mapcode National: GBR 5B3Q.CD

Mapcode Global: WH6Y5.MSZN

Entry Name: Hitchill, Farmhouse and Steading Including Barn

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334633

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3557

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cummertrees

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Parish: Cummertrees

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Farmhouse and steading comprising 18th and 19th century
buildings and with particularly good barn. All whitewashed
rubble and ashlar dressings, house with contrasting painted
margins. Roofs mainly covered with graded slates.
HOUSE: late 18th/early 19th century; 2 storeys 3 bays,
central gabled (brick and ashlar) porch; brick and stacks.
Rear wings not original.
BARN: tall freestanding, at W end of steading; 18th century,
increased in length in first half 19th century. Square-headed
barn door in outshot to courtyard with dovecot above (row of
square flight holes) and main roof swept over: forestair in
re-entrant angle; cornice over original building.
REMAINDER OF STEADING: extensive series of ranges, mainly
single storey, arranged and stepped to slope; lesser court at
E, E range an implement shed, post and lintel construction.
Well-kept rubble walls to driveway are also whitewashed.

Statement of Interest

Said to have been visited by John Ruskin.

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