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Greenlaw House

A Category A Listed Building in Crossmichael, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9587 / 54°57'31"N

Longitude: -3.9472 / 3°56'49"W

OS Eastings: 275413

OS Northings: 564412

OS Grid: NX754644

Mapcode National: GBR 0CW3.77

Mapcode Global: WH4VT.BMMF

Entry Name: Greenlaw House

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334837

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3708

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crossmichael

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Under construction 1741.
Classical symmetrical villa, 2 storeys offset over
ground-level basement, gutted by fire circa 1984, partially
roofless 1986. Advanced central 5-bay block flanked by
recessed single bay. Both flanks have full-height 3-window
bow.
S elevation: harled with rusticated quoins. Wide flight of
steps oversails basement to tripartite doorpiece. 4 fluted
Ionic pilasters support overall segmental pediment.
Architraved doorway with keystoned semi-circular fanlight is
flanked by sidelights with occulus to upper part. Cast-iron
baluster to steps with finely incised and decorative end
piers. All windows architraved; those to ground and 1st of
central block bracketted and lugged. Sash windows, 12-pane
glazing.
Rear elevation: painted rubble, similarly designed to S front
but with Roman-Doric pilastered door to basement; coat of
arms over cornice. All windows in plain architraves.
Flanks with full-height projecting bow to centre with 3
windows. To ground floor these are arranged as venetian
window with linking lintel band.
Piended slate roofs; tall corniced axial stacks with
octagonal cans.
Interior: stair in W bow. Interior fittings seriously damaged
in fire.

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