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Latitude: 55.297 / 55°17'49"N
Longitude: -3.806 / 3°48'21"W
OS Eastings: 285426
OS Northings: 601804
OS Grid: NS854018
Mapcode National: GBR 17V6.S0
Mapcode Global: WH5VG.H4T3
Entry Name: Alton Farmhouse and Steading
Listing Date: 26 June 1986
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335066
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3894
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Walter Newall achitect. Circa 1830 single storey and attic
3-bay farmhouse at south end of courtyard steading, latter
built 1830/1. All rubble-built with ashlar dressings;
whitewashed. House: gabled central porch with saw-toothed
skews and barge-boarded canted dormers added in mid 19th
century to south elevation; sash windows (12-pane glazing at
ground); straight skews; corniced end stacks. Modern rear
wing to courtyard.
Steading: (entered from south west and from north east
corners) recessed asymmetrical ranges flank house; tall west
range has carshed with barn above (loft door and glazed and
boarded square loft openings to bays); piended roof swept
over full width lean-to at south; north range behind modern
full length addition to courtyard; east range now a tractor
shed with slapping in short north wall.
All roofed with graded slates; steading roofs mostly piended,
with axial ventilators.
Sweetbit farm nearby is a variation of this pattern. Entry in
entailed estates refers to steading.