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Latitude: 54.9224 / 54°55'20"N
Longitude: -4.4623 / 4°27'44"W
OS Eastings: 242298
OS Northings: 561414
OS Grid: NX422614
Mapcode National: GBR HHCP.LS1
Mapcode Global: WH3TM.FJBR
Plus Code: 9C6QWGCQ+X3
Entry Name: Steading With Silo, Baltersan
Listing Name: Baltersan Steading with Silo
Listing Date: 30 January 1991
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353485
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19188
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West
Traditional County: Wigtownshire
Tagged with: Farmstead
Earlier to mid 19th century. Quadrangular steading with additional W range adjoined, sited on falling ground. Whitewashed rubble with squared rubble and ashlar dressings, later dressings in brick. Former open cattle courts at centre, now with modern roof (1990).
S RANGE: cartshed and granary to right, 2 segmental carriage arches retained, later machinery opening inserted to outer right; granary opening above. Tall segmental pend at centre (apparently raised from original height). 2 stable doors toleft with piend roofed dormer breaking eaves above ventilation panel.
N RANGE: single storey with opening to cattle courts at centre; crenellated, concrete silo, circa 1920, James Scott and Son, Aberdeen, set into E side of range and entered therefrom.
ADDITIONAL W RANGE: 2-storey bank (former farmhouse ?) at SW corner of quadrangle on falling ground, with 1st floor windows blocked or part-blocked, door at centre; additional bay with half-piended roof to N end and painted brick modern projection to outer elevation with machinery doors; lower, 3-bay cartshed and granary adjoined to S wih lean-to addition to outer elevation. Substantial, whitewashed concrete byre divisions retained on interior. Graded, grey slates largely retained; corrugated asbestos and sheet metal to remainder. Rubble retaining wall to S.
Baltersan Steading is one of the few complete steadings with a greenfield core, surviving in Wigtown, and with the concrete silo, contributes considerably to the landscape and the history of farm architecture in the area. Baltersan Farmhouse lies closeby to E and is listed separately/
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