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Latitude: 55.2768 / 55°16'36"N
Longitude: -3.8106 / 3°48'38"W
OS Eastings: 285076
OS Northings: 599562
OS Grid: NX850995
Mapcode National: GBR 17TF.T7
Mapcode Global: WH5VG.FMNM
Plus Code: 9C7R75GQ+PP
Entry Name: 2 Laundry Cottages, Drumlanrig Estate
Listing Name: Drumlanrig Laundry Cottages
Listing Date: 26 June 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335060
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3892
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
Earlier/mid 19th century, apparently re-modelled circa 1871
by Charles Howitt. L-plan laundry, converted (presumably
circa 1924 by J Laird of Glasgow) to form 2 cottages. Gabled
2-storey (cutdown) angle tower with single storey north and
west wings, 2-storey parallel former mangle room adjoins
north wall of latter. Snecked and stugged pink ashlar with
polished dressings. Tower has angle buttresses at lower
stage, 2 narrow east-facing lights at ground (otherwise
bipartites face east and south), and off-set upper stage; depressed-arched door to 3-bay west wing and in gabled porch
of 2-bay north wing. Sash windows mostly with 8-pane glazing
pattern. Saw-toothed skews; wall-head and axial stacks; slate
Sheds (? laundry coal stores) built in to bank at north west;
2 segmental-arched openings, timber gates with ventilation
Category B because of relationship with mansion.
Tower was originally 3 storeys; Top floor removed probably
circa 1924. Picturesquely sited above north avenue.
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