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Crairiehill Farmhouse and Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.313 / 55°18'46"N

Longitude: -3.8065 / 3°48'23"W

OS Eastings: 285445

OS Northings: 603583

OS Grid: NS854035

Mapcode National: GBR 17V0.Q8

Mapcode Global: WH5V8.HQMD

Entry Name: Crairiehill Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335049

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3882

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

Walter Newall, architect, circa 1829. Courtyard steading, 3
ranges around courtyard, with detached farmhouse closing
courtyard at south. All rubble-built with ashlar dressings;
whitewashed; roofs mostly covered with graded slates.
Steading: detached tall east range with 3-bay stable at
north, cartshed (blocked openings), barn at south with tall
doorway and slit ventilators, low single bay wing to
courtyard; boarded and glazed loft openings; roof-lights;
axial ventilators (3 are large and modern). Large modern shed
adjoins at east. Other ranges single storey, with louvered
and glazed roof ventilators, south end of west range now a
garage, with corrugated roof.
Farmhouse: originally a single storey 3-bay cottage with
central door and wings to court; altered and enlarged by
Charles Howitt, circa 1867, with full-height gabled wing
built against eastmost bay of south elevation, central porch
added and wall-head dormer over remaining bay; wings also
altered, alterations with bull-faced dressings, saw-toothed
skews; corniced end and ridge stacks.

Statement of Interest

Listed category B for quality of steading.

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