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Burn Farm

A Category B Listed Building in Mid and Upper Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.2665 / 55°15'59"N

Longitude: -3.7261 / 3°43'34"W

OS Eastings: 290416

OS Northings: 598289

OS Grid: NX904982

Mapcode National: GBR 27FJ.3X

Mapcode Global: WH5VH.QWVG

Plus Code: 9C7R778F+JH

Entry Name: Burn Farm

Listing Name: Burn Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351245

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17349

Building Class: Cultural

ID on this website: 200351245

Location: Morton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Morton

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

Tagged with: Farmhouse Farmstead

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Farmhouse by William Burn, completed 1834. steading probably
by Walter Newall, presumably near contemporary (? circa
1830). Farmhouse: 2 storeys; baronial features having
crow-stepped gables and corbelled angle turret; low bay links
single storey and attic service wing to north. Built of
snecked stugged and squared pink rubble with ashlar
dressings. Twin-gabled 2-bay south elevation; east and west
elevations each have gabled north most bay and projecting
chimney breast; west gable advanced with square entrance bay
projecting from re-entrant angle (modern glazed porch
adjoins) corbelled above in to tall circular turret with
leaded paraboloid roof; projecting west-facing bipartite in
linking bay. Corniced end and wall head stacks. Steading: 4
ranges built on sloping site around quadrangular courtyard.
Whin rubble with contrasting pink ashlar dressings. East and
west ranges single storey, latter is double-pile with twin
north gables (beside courtyard entrance), byre to court and
cartshed to west elevation at lower (ie basement) level of
slope; tall north range a barn (also with cartshed) with
lofts, basement and slit vents at west end; blocked cart
arches on east range; court main entrance central on south
elevation with tall barn at west. Central midden partly
brick-walled, and with roof supported on cast-iron columns.
Roof ventilators. All roofed with graded slates.

Statement of Interest

Original drawing of steading is undated, but similar in style

to some of Newall's presentation drawings of 1829 for other

farms on the Drumlanrig estate.

Minor alterations to farmhouse 1926

(NMRS drawings).

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