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Drumlanrig Glass House in Flower Garden

A Category B Listed Building in Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.273 / 55°16'22"N

Longitude: -3.8063 / 3°48'22"W

OS Eastings: 285342

OS Northings: 599134

OS Grid: NX853991

Mapcode National: GBR 17VG.RL

Mapcode Global: WH5VG.HQQJ

Entry Name: Drumlanrig Glass House in Flower Garden

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335058

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3891

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

Charles Howitt architect. Built circa 1877. Large 10-bay

Lectern-shaped glass house which, unusually, rises over rear

wall to give buttressed clerestory; lower lean-to boiler house/store/office to rear (north) running full-length. Glass

house has polished red ashlar base and vertical supports

carrying roof timbers; door in either flank. Lean-to is

rubble-built with ashlar dressings, has 3 north-facing doors

and 4 small-paned sash windows, continuous roof covered with

graded slates. Modern boiler chimney. Interior of glass

house: continuous shelving along 3 sides, continuous

perimeter passageway around rectangular bedding area with red

ashlar wall; thin iron columns to bays support each roof

timber centrally.

Statement of Interest

B group with gardener's cottage.

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