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Auchencairn Farmhouse and Steading

A Category C Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1985 / 55°11'54"N

Longitude: -3.6943 / 3°41'39"W

OS Eastings: 292256

OS Northings: 590666

OS Grid: NX922906

Mapcode National: GBR 28NB.09

Mapcode Global: WH5VX.7L2M

Entry Name: Auchencairn Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335140

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3964

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

Late 18th century farmhouse extended probably mid-19th
century; steading to rear mostly circa 1830. FARMHOUSE: 2
storeys; original part: (possibly raised a storey) 4-west
facing bays arranged as 3 + 1 bays with door central to 3
east bays behind circa 1900 timber porch; random rubble with
squared dressings; 4th bay (nearest steading) has rectangular
panel beside upper window; sash windows with 12-pane glazing;
end stacks. Addition (after style of William Burn): Neo-
Tudor, with hoodmoulded mullioned windows; squared rubble
with ashlar dressings; 3-bay south elevation with advanced
gable right, porch in re-entrant angle. Stop-chamfered
openings; saw-toothed skews; finialed gables. Slate roofs.
STEADING: mostly whitewashed rubble and ashlar dressings.
Ranges irregularly-placed about cobbled open court (latter
entered from west): south (barn) and adjoining east (? byre)
ranges linked to house, with lean-to porch in re-entrant
angle; barn has cartway to courtyard and loft door and window
with gabled dormer heads; 2 decorative axial roof vents on
wing to west. North range with corrugated asbestos roof (all
other roofs slated); 2 piended ranges adjoining latter
project into courtyard, including (?)pigsty with half-slated
roof: cartshed adjoins at west, beside driveway.

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