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Threave House

A Category B Listed Building in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9229 / 54°55'22"N

Longitude: -3.9474 / 3°56'50"W

OS Eastings: 275288

OS Northings: 560426

OS Grid: NX752604

Mapcode National: GBR 0CWJ.52

Mapcode Global: WH4W0.BJHD

Entry Name: Threave House

Listing Date: 23 April 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342153

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9829

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Kelton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Parish: Kelton

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Charles Kinnear of Peddie and Kinnear, 1872. Large

asymmetrical baronial house. 3 storeys, attics and basement

with 4-storey drum tower to NE angle. Much use of decorative

corbel and string courses, angle turrets and crowstepped


Stugged red ashlar with polished chamfered margins.

At base of tower, balustraded flight of steps with terminal ball-finialled piers leads to roll-moulded doorway,

double-leaf doors. Stepped roll-moulding over door and

flanking windows. Deep band of stepped corbelling over 2nd

floor; corbelled balustraded parapet, ogee domed caphouse

with spike finial. Otherwise 1st floor windows mainly bi or

tripartite, mullioned and transomed.

W elevation to right 2-storey projecting square window with

corbelled angle turrets, crowstepped gable above. To left,

canted corbelled 4-light oriel with parapet; twin crowstep

gablets flank tall central stack.

Triangular or semi-circular dormer pediments with ball

finials. Slate roofs, corniced axial and wallhead stacks.

Conical roofs to angle turrets with fish-scale slates.

Single-storey range to SE giving service quarters, intrusive

metal garage door to gable.

INTERIOR: some deep coved plaster and anaglypta cornices.

Panelled timber doors.

Statement of Interest

B group with Threave Stables and Lodge. For Lodge see

separate Items, Castle Douglas Burgh.

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