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Blackwood: House, Cottages and Walled Garden

A Category B Listed Building in Closeburn, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1659 / 55°9'57"N

Longitude: -3.7165 / 3°42'59"W

OS Eastings: 290752

OS Northings: 587078

OS Grid: NX907870

Mapcode National: GBR 28HP.5Z

Mapcode Global: WH5W2.WFF2

Entry Name: Blackwood: House, Cottages and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335239

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4041

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Closeburn

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Parish: Closeburn

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Mid/late 18th century. Exceptionally large quadrangular

walled garden (? formerly orchard) enclosure with twin-gabled

2-storey house at north east corner, long row of 5 north-

facing single storey lean-to cottages adjoining high north

wall of garden (some with openings into garden) attics in

continuous lean-to roof. All rubble built, house and cottages whitewashed (garden range of house pebble-dashed); house

(altered and re-windowed) has 4-bay north elevation with

advanced wide inner gable, stacks in roof valley; cottages

have battered north wall, boarded doors, small-paned glazing.

Roofs all slated. Garden walls have red ashlar coping; east

wall sweeps down and turns inward centrally; west side of

garden, beside river Nith, largely unwalled.

Statement of Interest

Cottages no longer occupied (1984). Blackwood estate garden

complex continued on west bank of Nith, in Keir Parish.

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