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Latitude: 55.0054 / 55°0'19"N
Longitude: -3.3457 / 3°20'44"W
OS Eastings: 314025
OS Northings: 568696
OS Grid: NY140686
Mapcode National: GBR 5B2K.GH
Mapcode Global: WH6Y5.LG04
Entry Name: Kinmount House and Conservatory, with Office Court and Gateways
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334696
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3582
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Annandale South
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Sir Robert Smirke, 1813-20, William Burn executant architect. John Park, contracting mason. Greek revival mansion, mainly 2/3 storeys composed around tall square central tower. Polished ashlar. Elevations with variety of planes; tall inner, and lower outer bays, but otherwise severely plain originally; roof balustrades and urns by Barbour and Bowie circa 1900 add a baroque flavour. Large low service court to NW with conservatory on S block; pedimented gateways at E of house probably by Bowie, circa 1922. House essentially 7 x 5 bays (elevation symmetrical but not identical), twin-pilastered port-cochere central on long N elevation with round-arched tripartite doorway behind, small bipartites above, and flanking narrow semi-bays; outer tripartite ground floor windows to S in segmental-headed panels; otherwise, mainly sash windows with 12 or 9-pane glazing. 1st floor cill band; main cornice and blocking course; concealed roof. Office court entered from W; piend-roofed corner block at NE; blocked eaves.
INTERIOR: Most original ornament survives in excellent condition. Central full-height domed hall with 1st floor galleries, shallow-vaulted room at E, S-facing room with compartmented ceiling. Cantilevered stair in tower; good marble and timber chimneypieces.
Stone taken from Cove quarry, Kirkpatrick Fleming (New
Statistical Account, pp. 284-5).
NMRS - copy vol. of drawings by Alexander Johnstone includes one entitled "...Conservatory of Kinmount House"; not exactly as built.
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