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Laught Mains Farmhouse and Barn to South East

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

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Latitude: 55.2321 / 55°13'55"N

Longitude: -3.738 / 3°44'16"W

OS Eastings: 289565

OS Northings: 594480

OS Grid: NX895944

Mapcode National: GBR 27BY.J7

Mapcode Global: WH5VP.KR6B

Entry Name: Laught Mains Farmhouse and Barn to South East

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 351284

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17380

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Morton

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Parish: Morton

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Built probably second half of 18th century. 2-storey 3-bay
farmhouse and detached barn at south east, beyond circa 1830
steading (latter not included in listing). All rubble-built
with ashlar dressings; slate roofs. House: painted, and with
boulder base; 3 unequal bays, gabled porch added to inner bay
probably second half 19th century. Sash windows with
small-paned glazing, 8-pane at ground, 12-pane above. Low
north west wing; full-height rear (north east) wing with
corrugatged iron porch in re-entrant angle. Straight skews;
corniced end stacks. Barn: (now a tractor shed) rectangular
plan; (?enlarged) barn door on long north west wall with
modern doors and lintel; doorway alongside. Slit ventilators
(3 tiers in gables). Straight skews, fragments of milling
machinery survive inside. Evidence of a horsemill having at
one time adjoined at south east.

Statement of Interest

House and barn pre-date general agricultural improvements in

the area.

Main part of steading (possibly by Walter Newall) too altered

to merit listing.

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