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Blackwood House Former Stables

A Category A Listed Building in Lochar, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.1653 / 55°9'55"N

Longitude: -3.7174 / 3°43'2"W

OS Eastings: 290693

OS Northings: 587009

OS Grid: NX906870

Mapcode National: GBR 28GQ.Z6

Mapcode Global: WH5W2.VFZK

Entry Name: Blackwood House Former Stables

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 342668

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10244

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Keir

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Parish: Keir

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Dated 1778 on bronze pennon. Main (east) range of courtyard

stables, pyramidal-roofed 3-stage square dovecot tower with

long single storey asymmetrical flanking wings. Rubble-built,

ashlar dressings, all whitewashed. Tower has pedestrian pend, round-arched at east with band above at eaves level of

wings, 2 small square openings (? flight holes) and single

window to each face of top stage; octagonal window to east

is similar to loft windows on 4-bay east elevation of south

wing (round-headed door and square-headed windows at

ground). North wing altered, now a cottage. Small axial

stacks; slate roofs, swept-roofed ventilator over tower.

Interior: dovecot intact, with stone and brick nesting boxes,

potence retained. South wing has arched passageway at east

side, arched recesses leading off.

Statement of Interest

North and west ranges not included in listing. Pennon bears

initials of W(illiam) C(opeland) (of) C(olliston).

Unfortunate recent fenestration.

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