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The Crichton, Johnston House

A Category B Listed Building in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0521 / 55°3'7"N

Longitude: -3.5932 / 3°35'35"W

OS Eastings: 298319

OS Northings: 574228

OS Grid: NX983742

Mapcode National: GBR 3BB0.WR

Mapcode Global: WH5WQ.S85T

Entry Name: The Crichton, Johnston House

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334967

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3815

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumfries

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Parish: Dumfries

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Sydney Mitchell, architect. Built 1898-1901. Detached hospital block; 2 storeys and attic. Roughly U-plan with rear court open to north; low east wing. Built of snecked red ashlar, mostly bull-faced, with polished dressings and strings. S ingle, mullioned and/or transomed windows, some canted at ground. West elevation asymmetrical with advanced shaped gable right, tall circular stair turret in re-entrant

angle with engaged stumpy columns below finialed bell-cast (lead) roof, and porch at ground; north gable has canted end and shaped gable-head. South elevation has advanced shaped gable right, 6 additional bays, 2 canted windows at ground, and square single storey porch in re-entrant angle. East elevation has 8 regular bays with low range projecting in

front; latter has central segmental-arched entrance, roof behind latter glazed, and with ventilators; higher timber ventilator at north end has bell-cast cap and finial.

Sash windows throughout, mostly small-paned, with plate-glass lower sashes at ground. Pedimented dormers. Corniced apex and wall-head stacks (some now removed); slated roofs.

Interior: panelled doors in architraves; some cornice plasterwork.

Statement of Interest

Built as laundry annexe; converted 1909-10 to medical offices and stores.

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