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Midpark (Crichton Farm)

A Category C Listed Building in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0526 / 55°3'9"N

Longitude: -3.5883 / 3°35'17"W

OS Eastings: 298632

OS Northings: 574280

OS Grid: NX986742

Mapcode National: GBR 3BC0.YK

Mapcode Global: WH5WQ.V8GF

Entry Name: Midpark (Crichton Farm)

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334988

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3833

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumfries

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Nith

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

2 principal builds; 2-storey, 3-bay house, essentially early/earlier 19th century in appearance, more than doubled in size by taller asymmetrical addition to south by James Barbour of 3-bay house: (incorporates earlier fabric raised 3/4 courses at front (west) and above ground floor to rear): built of squared rubble with ashlar margins, all painted; west elevation: corniced central porch with 3/4 engaged Doric columns; ground floor window to right doubled in size by

insertion of identical window; sash windows throughout, with 12-pane glazing pattern-ppiended roof with parallel ridges, axial stacks over each with corniced octagonal flues, graded slate roof. Tall L-plan outbuilding adjoins north wall, forming additional low office range, rear courtyard; flat-headed former cartshed to latter with carved stone

incorporated above;

Addition: also 2 storeys; built of coursed squared red rubble with polished dressing; 2-bay west elevation has large segmental-headed mullioned and transomed stair window left (beside earlier house), 2-storey large canted window in advanced right bay breaks through eaves and has faetted roof; elaborate entrance bay to south, round-headed entrance below corbelled oriel with flanking pilaster strips and gabled

head; tall wall head stack alongside rises from projecting chimney breast. Corniced stacks.

Interior: some marble chmney pieces and cornice plasterwork. All roofs slated, with bracketted eaves.

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