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Corsock House

A Category B Listed Building in Parton, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0583 / 55°3'29"N

Longitude: -3.9426 / 3°56'33"W

OS Eastings: 276015

OS Northings: 575481

OS Grid: NX760754

Mapcode National: GBR 09XY.7J

Mapcode Global: WH4VF.D4S2

Entry Name: Corsock House

Listing Date: 23 April 1990

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 350932

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17080

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Parton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Parish: Parton

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Late 18th century, 2-storey and basement house remodelled and

with taller 2-storey and attic additions to W by David Bryce,

1853. Further large additions, this time to E of 1910, by

Charles Stuart Still Johnston, a pupil of Bryce here

employing his master's style. Johnston's monogram and the

date 1910 appear on a dormer head. Little original survives

of the earlier house located in the central part. Though of 2

building periods, the wings of the house present a relatively

harmonious composition aided by the uniform harled walling,

polished pink sandstone margins and the Scots Baronial


Bryce wing to W, asymmetrical crow-stepped front; corbelled

angle tourelles with fish-scale roofs, attic dormers. Typical

Bryce detail of projecting bay window, canted to ground but

corbelled to square at 1st.

CSS Johnston wing to E, in similar Baronial style, with Arts

and Crafts elements. To S, full-height round tower door

grouped with corbelled projecting flue rising to tall stack

at gable. 1910 single storey gabled entrance porch obscures

most of 18th-century S elevation.

All windows sash and case, most are 20th-century with 12-pane

upper sashes, and 2-pane lower. Canted bays of Bryce wing

retain 8-pane glazing. Band course over basement; all gables crowstepped, tall gablehead and axial stacks, some octagonal

cans. Steeply pitched slate roofs.

Interior: Bryce wing with good scale and platt stair,

barley-sugar twist timber balusters. Simple strapwork plaster

ceilings, heavy roll-moulded fireplace.

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