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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351081
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17204
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Abbey
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Tagged with: Tower house
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.
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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