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Conheath House

A Category B Listed Building in Nith, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0118 / 55°0'42"N

Longitude: -3.5693 / 3°34'9"W

OS Eastings: 299741

OS Northings: 569711

OS Grid: NX997697

Mapcode National: GBR 3BJH.16

Mapcode Global: WH5WY.49L6

Entry Name: Conheath House

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334955

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3803

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Caerlaverock

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Parish: Caerlaverock

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Late 18th/early 19th century, 2-storey 3-bay house with
basement; stair to garden and low north wing added 1909,
James A Morris, architect. Squared red rubble with polished
margins and dressings. Original house: east elevation:
central Roman Doric-columned semi-circular porch (? by
Morris) above flight of concentric steps; panelled door with
fanlight and sidelights, 1st floor tripartite above (inner
cill lowered to level of porch roof, iron balustrade over
latter); other windows 12-pane sashes. Base course (continued
as cill course on other elevations); 1st floor cill course;
eaves/lintel band; cornice; symmetrically placed stacks;
piended slate roof. Terrace balustrade (? by Morris) extends
to south and to north west elevation: centre bay with 3-
window bow and with curved roof, inner ground floor window
now French windows approached by flight of steps (also by
Morris) with guilloche moulded parapets; outer ground floor
windows have cast-iron balconies.
Balustraded single storey over basement addition extends
north (lower range with basement entrance in north east re-
entrant angle) moulded surrounds to series of leaded windows
in curved north wall; sundial on west wall; stack rises above
wall head of original house. Interior of original house:
hall screen has tall, thin columns; decorative cornice and
ceiling plasterwork; panelled doors in architraves.

Statement of Interest

NRA(S) 1275 p.13 includes an undated "account of present

state of mansion house of Conheath".

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