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Kirkconnel House

A Category A Listed Building in Troqueer, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9964 / 54°59'47"N

Longitude: -3.5961 / 3°35'45"W

OS Eastings: 297990

OS Northings: 568033

OS Grid: NX979680

Mapcode National: GBR 3BBN.7Q

Mapcode Global: WH5WX.QPS1

Plus Code: 9C6RXCW3+HH

Entry Name: Kirkconnel House

Listing Name: Kirkconnel House

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351081

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17204

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Troqueer

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Abbey

Parish: Troqueer

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Description

Composite house, nucleus a 16th century house, 5 additional

building phases until 1823 when tall private chapel block

was added to north. Tower house: L-plan; 3 storeys with

gabled taller jam; mostly roll-moulded openings (bipartites

inserted at south); corbelled parapet encloses roof;

rubble-built with red ashlar dressings. 17th century

addition to south of tower house added in 2 phases, 2

storeys, harled west elevation includes blocked segmental-

arched roll-moulded doorway, single pedimented dormer head

retained. Gabled wing (probably first half of 18th century)

returns east from north end of latter thus completing

U-plan house with open court at east, but latter filled

mid 18th century by neat, symmetrical 3-storey 5-bay house

built of red brick with red ashlar lintels, cills, quoins

and inner bay dressings. Former chapel block is orientated

east-west, and linked to house by low corridor; 2-storeys,

red brick, segmental arched openings to service area at

ground, chapel and priest's room above have openings mostly round-headed; fore-stair on long north wall, lean-to's to

south. Glazing throughout mostly small-paned sashes; all

roofed with graded slates.

Interior: tower house vaulted at ground; chapel has coved

ceiling; pilasters at either end of chapel frame altar

recess and raised family pew. Quadrangular court to rear

(west), ashlar coped brick-built walls linked with tower

house and with chapel; (? circa 1800) brick outbuildings

at west and slated pend.

Statement of Interest

Chapel has been de-consecrated. House of Maxwell (later

Maxwell-Witham) of Kirkconnel.

3-storey, 5-bay brick house built for James Maxwell (d.1762)

after his return from the continent circa 1750.

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