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Arkleton House

A Category B Listed Building in Ewes, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2135 / 55°12'48"N

Longitude: -2.9758 / 2°58'32"W

OS Eastings: 338010

OS Northings: 591463

OS Grid: NY380914

Mapcode National: GBR 78N4.KX

Mapcode Global: WH7YJ.8763

Entry Name: Arkleton House

Listing Date: 12 July 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342030

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9727

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ewes

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale East and Eskdale

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Dated 1860, but said to be built in 2 phases, the greater

part - possibly by Andrew MacQueen - circa 1884 (ie. contemporary

with stables). Large asymmetrical Scots Baronial mansion, perhaps encasing late 17th/18th century house at W. 3 and 4 storeys with

attics. Stugged and snecked yellow ashlar with polished

dressings. Stepped corbel tables and roof levels, crowstepped

gables or saw-toothed skews with scrolled skewputts, corbelled

angle turrets, single or mullioned windows, mostly square-headed

with plate-glass sashes; some pedimented dormer heads.

Tall 4-storey dummy tower house with corbelled turret at SW,

screen wall with archway extending N from low wing separates

service area at E. E and W ranges flaking tower are lower and asymmetrically recessed on long S elevation. W range almost

square-plan, gabled square bartizan at SW, main door at N is roll-moulded, shouldered and hood-moulded (datestone in dormer

head high above). W range single room in depth, circa 1984

swimming pool roof adjoins to S, crow-stepped transverse low outbuildings/garage to E, 17th/18th century re-set bolection-

moulded N-facing doorway to courtyard (its westmost jamb mostly

19th century).

INTERIOR: entrance hall has bolection-moulded chimney piece

(?19th century), 19th century timber overmantel incorporating

good and relatively early carved and traceried panels; inscribed

lintel re-set above. Some good cornice plasterwork and marble

chimney pieces.

Statement of Interest

Datestone also initialled "W(alter) S(cott) E(lliot)" and

"MJ"; other century carved stones dated 1631 and 1537. 2 re-set

stones dated 1671 and 1673 respectively.Information from owner

NMRS for ref to MacQueen.

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