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Auchen Castle

A Category B Listed Building in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.3275 / 55°19'38"N

Longitude: -3.4792 / 3°28'45"W

OS Eastings: 306249

OS Northings: 604707

OS Grid: NT062047

Mapcode National: GBR 464V.K2

Mapcode Global: WH5VF.JCG7

Plus Code: 9C7R8GGC+X8

Entry Name: Auchen Castle

Listing Name: Auchen Castle Hotel and Garden Terrace Steps Balustrades

Listing Date: 22 February 1988

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342223

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9889

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200342223

Location: Kirkpatrick-Juxta

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Parish: Kirkpatrick-Juxta

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Part dated 1869 (on some rainwater heads), but nucleus

probably circa 1840: alterations late in 19th century. Large asymmetrical country house, now a hotel. 2 storeys with

attics and basements. Stugged yellow coursers with polished

dressings; advanced/recessed bays; some windows canted; some

projecting mullioned windows at ground; sash windows, mostly small-paned; slated asymmetrical roofs with projecting

bracketted eaves. 2 balustraded towers rise above main roof

level, the taller (nearest S) an Italianate companile, that

at NE corner is circular with leaded bell-cast turret and cap

house. Long W entrance elevation has centre recessed behind

colonnade of former conservatory which links pair outer

gables at either end (columned porch near S); S (approach)

elevation also long and asymmetrical with outer gables; small

bellcote over wallhead. Corniced stacks. Small service court

to rear (N), and canted bay with tall facetted roof.

Interior: some elaborate ornament; main stair with

wrought-iron balustrade; decorative cornice plasterwork;

panelled doors in architraves.

Garden terrace balustrades and steps to S and to E of house

all ashlar built; balustrades are pierced and have geometric

decoration; panelled and corniced squat piers.

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