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Latitude: 55.1663 / 55°9'58"N
Longitude: -3.7159 / 3°42'57"W
OS Eastings: 290792
OS Northings: 587123
OS Grid: NX907871
Mapcode National: GBR 28HP.BT
Mapcode Global: WH5W2.WDQR
Entry Name: Blackwood: House, Cottages and Walled Garden
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335240
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4041
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Lochar
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
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.
Cottages no longer occupied (1984). Blackwood estate garden
complex continued on west bank of Nith, in Keir Parish.
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