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Sweetbit Farmhouse and Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.3061 / 55°18'21"N

Longitude: -3.8041 / 3°48'14"W

OS Eastings: 285577

OS Northings: 602811

OS Grid: NS855028

Mapcode National: GBR 17W2.7R

Mapcode Global: WH5V8.JWRP

Entry Name: Sweetbit Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335021

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3860

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Durisdeer

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Durisdeer

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Architect presumably Walter Newall, circa 1830; minor
alterations circa 1853. Single storey and attic, 3-bay
farmhouse at south end of courtyard steading. All
rubble-built with ashlar dressings. Whitewashed.
House: gabled central porch a~d bargeboarded canted dormers
added to south elevation in mid 19th century; sash windows
(mostly 12-pane glazing at ground); straight skews; coped end
stacks.
Steading: (entered from south west corner) asymmetrical
recessed ranges flank house, that to west with 3-bay cartshed
to courtyard; tall north range with barn, some boarded and
glazed openings; roof swept over lean-to in west re-entrant
angle; east and west ranges are plainer. Detached L-plan
range to west with roof partly half-slated.
All roofed with graded slates; steading roofs mostly piended,
with some roof lights and louvered ventilators. Courtyard
partly cobbled.

Statement of Interest

A variation of Newall's design for Alton (see Loudon,

COTTAGE, FARM AND VILLA, ARCHITECTURE, 1846. pp.456-7).

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