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Kilquhanity School

A Category B Listed Building in Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0141 / 55°0'50"N

Longitude: -3.9318 / 3°55'54"W

OS Eastings: 276569

OS Northings: 570546

OS Grid: NX765705

Mapcode National: GBR 0BZG.KC

Mapcode Global: WH4VM.K7XG

Entry Name: Kilquhanity School

Listing Date: 28 May 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341947

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9656

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kirkpatrick Durham

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Kirkpatrick Durham

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Walter Newall, circa 1810-20. 2-storey attic and basement classical house

with lower 2-storey L-plan wing to SE added, mid 19th-century.

MAIN HOUSE: pinned squared rubble with polished red sandstone

dressings and angle margins. Symmetrical 3-bay elevation with

steps to Roman-Doric engaged column porch; round-arched

doorway with fanlight; double-leaf panelled doors. Sash and

case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern. Moulded eaves

cornice.

W flank windows similarly detailed. Rear elevation with

projecting full-height semi-circular stair-turret with roof

light. Hipped slate roofs, tall wallhead stacks to E and N

with octagonal cans.

L-PLAN WING: rubble with sandstone margins. S elevation 3-bay

with simple central doorway. Single light plate glass sashes.

Dormers to 1st with broken pediments. E elevation similarly

detailed. Further single storey extension to rear. Slate

roofs throughout.

INTERIOR: plain cornice detail, tripartite plan with

cantilevered toplit stair, simple timber balusters. Mostly

panelled timber doors with typical doorcases.

Statement of Interest

Latterly serving as an independent school run on liberal principles founded by John Aitkenhead, subsequently acquired (2002) by the Kinokuni Children's Village for education along similar lines. Kilquhanity is a good example of a mid-career villa by Newall.

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