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Dunragit, the Kennels

A Category C Listed Building in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8865 / 54°53'11"N

Longitude: -4.8865 / 4°53'11"W

OS Eastings: 214950

OS Northings: 558450

OS Grid: NX149584

Mapcode National: GBR GH9S.QFV

Mapcode Global: WH2SG.XF8T

Entry Name: Dunragit, the Kennels

Listing Date: 3 August 1993

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350574

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16767

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Old Luce

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Post 1875. Former gamekeeper's house and kennels. Squared and

snecked whinstone rubble. Red sandstone ashlar dressings. Stop-chamfered ashlar margins. Bull-faced quoins with margin drafts. Overhanging eaves, exposed rafters.

FORMER GAMEKEEPER'S HOUSE: situated to S. Former gun room to N is later addition in very similar style.

W ELEVATION: 4-bay; bay to left later. Gabled open timber porch in bay to right of centre; segmental-arched door-way; modern door; low cement clad brick walls to porch. Gabled bay advanced to left of centre; canted window with half-piend roof. Window in bays to left and right.

N ELEVATION: blocked doorway slightly to right of centre.

E ELEVATION: window in cat-slide bay to left. Cat-slide bay to right;

2 windows to right. Modern harled gabled extension at centre. Top-hopper glazing. Ashlar-dressed coped stacks, gablehead to N and S, ridge between bays to left and left of centre. Small grey slates. KENNELS: similarly-detailed T-plan kennels. Ashlar-dressed ridge stack to jamb. Small grey slates. 2-penned enclosure to W, with semicircular-coping to ashlar-dressed wall, and hooped iron fence. W ELEVATION: 3-bay (1-2). Doorway to each bay, boarded to right. E ELEVATION: jamb adjoined at centre; door to right and window to left to E gable; door to S return.

S ELEVATION: gabled to left, with door to left. Jamb recessed to right. N ELEVATION: gabled to right. Jamb recessed to left. Former pig-sty to E. Similarly detailed. Enclosure to W. Original gabled roof now removed. Rubble gabled byre to N, now converted to further kennels.

Statement of Interest

The Kennels are not shown on the "Plan of the Estate of Dunragit" (1875).

The former gamekeeper:s house is now known as The Kennels; the kennels are still used as such by Dunragit Animal Welfare Centre (1991).

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