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Dressertland Farm Roofed Midden

A Category B Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2283 / 55°13'41"N

Longitude: -3.7213 / 3°43'16"W

OS Eastings: 290619

OS Northings: 594026

OS Grid: NX906940

Mapcode National: GBR 27GZ.4M

Mapcode Global: WH5VP.TV49

Entry Name: Dressertland Farm Roofed Midden

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335119

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3944

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Closeburn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Closeburn

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Later 19th century. Roofed farm midden. Rectangular-plan;

built on slope with banked loading cartway and lavatory door

at upper level on twin-gabled north elevation, tall gabled

cartway projecting from south west corner at lower level;

hoist above for raising gate. Built of red rubble with ashlar

dressings. Small ventilators below eaves and in gable-heads. Gabled/piended slate roofs with rooflights and axial

ventilator.

Interior: roof timbers supported on cast-iron columns;

lavatory drains directly in to midden, with floor supported

on stone carbels.

Statement of Interest

Original function not certain, but probably built as a

midden. Farmhouse and remainder of steading not included in

listing.

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