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Kinmount House and Conservatory, with Office Court and Gateways

A Category A Listed Building in Cummertrees, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

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

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334696

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3582

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cummertrees

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale South

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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