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Killiemore (Formerly Kirkchrist House)

A Category C Listed Building in Penninghame, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9965 / 54°59'47"N

Longitude: -4.5707 / 4°34'14"W

OS Eastings: 235650

OS Northings: 569906

OS Grid: NX356699

Mapcode National: GBR 4C.W9W4

Mapcode Global: WH3T5.RNNY

Entry Name: Killiemore (Formerly Kirkchrist House)

Listing Date: 30 January 1991

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353492

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19195

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Penninghame

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Penninghame

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Early 19th century 2-storey 3-bay house, extended on flanks by addition of 3-stage tower and 2-storey piend-roofed wing, apparently in later 19th century. Whinstone with granite dressings.

S ELEVATION: original house at centre, columned doorpiece in centre bay, regular fenestration flanking and above; crenellated parapet over centre bay and outer bays gabled with attic windows and crowsteps (probably later 19th century additions). Tower flanking to right, advanced; jetted parapet, irregular fenestration. 2 advanced bays of taller piend-roofed wing to left with windows to each floor.

Various service projections at rear. Interior not seen (1990). Plate glass glazing pattern (ground floor) and 12-pane (1st floor), 8-pane to 2nd floor of tower, in sash and case windows. Coped granite stacks with square cans. Slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Known as Killiemore on the 1850 OS map, the house changed its name to Kirkchrist House between 1894 and 1907 resuming the name Killiemore in the mid 1970's. The tower is clad in greenery which extends over the centre bays of the house. A water gauge indicating level of water in tank, can be found on rear gable wing.

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