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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 342668
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB10244
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Lochar
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
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.
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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