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2 Laundry Cottages, Drumlanrig Estate

A Category B Listed Building in Durisdeer, Dumfries and Galloway

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335060

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3892

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Durisdeer

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Durisdeer

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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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


Statement of Interest

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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