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Holmhill House and Courtyard Blocks

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2397 / 55°14'23"N

Longitude: -3.776 / 3°46'33"W

OS Eastings: 287170

OS Northings: 595387

OS Grid: NX871953

Mapcode National: GBR 272V.9H

Mapcode Global: WH5VN.ZK2H

Entry Name: Holmhill House and Courtyard Blocks

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351283

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17379

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Morton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Morton

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Built 1827-8. Some alterations. 2-storey 3-bay house with

pedimented lower flanking wings: courtyard ranges to rear

(north): house heightened by 3 masonry courses probably mid

19th century, wings originally symmetrical, east wing now 2

storeys (heightened sympathetically). Painted rubble and

ashlar dressings. South elevation: central square porch;

12-pane sashes; end stacks; shallow-pitched piended roof;

advanced wings each with single window in shallow recessed

round-arched panel. Low lean-to's to rear (courtyard) link

deep stair turret with wings.

Interior: front ground floor rooms both have good

chimneypieces; that to west Doric-columned, other with Vitruvian-scrolled frieze.

2 parallel single storey courtyard blocks with doors and

square-headed cart openings, single axial stack and roof

ventilators; block to west has dovecot in south gable,

wall-head dormer to west: rubble-built wall to north.

All roofs slated.

Statement of Interest

Sundial to south dated 1836.

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