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Latitude: 54.9869 / 54°59'12"N
Longitude: -3.5603 / 3°33'37"W
OS Eastings: 300254
OS Northings: 566926
OS Grid: NY002669
Mapcode National: GBR 3BKS.Z4
Mapcode Global: WH5WY.8XVB
Entry Name: Kirkconnel Lea House and Gatepiers
Listing Date: 26 June 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334960
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3808
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Nith
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Built circa 1870. 2-storey, large villa, asymmetrical
elevations with advanced gables. Bull-faced red ashlar
with polished dressings, strings, corbelling, roll-mouldings
and margins. Variety of window openings, round, segmental
or square-headed, singly or grouped, some canted or in square projections. Octagonal turret full-height or corbelled at
or near outer angles, each with corbel table at eaves and
facetted slate roof with flat leaded cap. North-facing gable
has gabled porch in east re-entrant angle, west re-entrant
turret entrance with cast-iron guards in front of 1st floor
round-arched windows. Twin gables of lower service range
faces east. Bracketted eaves; gables with simple barge-boards
and framing; corniced stacks; slate roofs.
Square red ashlar gatepiers linked by low quadrant walls.
Wrought iron gates and railings.
Built for Capt Anderson of the "Great Eastern" who laid out
the garden with exotic plants, and architectural ornaments.
There are a number of wells, caves, statues, and ornaments
which fall within the curtilage.