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Hearse House, Dunscore

A Category B Listed Building in Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.1402 / 55°8'24"N

Longitude: -3.7769 / 3°46'36"W

OS Eastings: 286830

OS Northings: 584318

OS Grid: NX868843

Mapcode National: GBR 2920.E1

Mapcode Global: WH5W7.Y2M7

Plus Code: 9C7R46RF+36

Entry Name: Hearse House, Dunscore

Listing Name: Hearse House

Listing Date: 28 August 1992

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 338213

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6579

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200338213

Location: Dunscore

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Dunscore

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Small single-storey red sandstone ashlar and whinstone rubble building on sloping site in angle between two roads. Tall double-leaf boarded door in W gable, which is sandstone. E gable has short coped chimney stack sandstone skew and rybats. N wall blind, S wall has small window towards E end. E gable has lost skew on N side. Seat at head, probably for ball finial. At W low rubble retainijng wall, now decaying.

Statement of Interest

Hearse houses are a feature of parish provision, mainly in loewland Scotland. Most are adjacent to parish churches. This is a rare and unaltered example of one separated from its church, hence the category of listing o modest structure.

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