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Killiemore House

A Category C Listed Building in Penninghame, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9068 / 54°54'24"N

Longitude: -4.5649 / 4°33'53"W

OS Eastings: 235655

OS Northings: 559906

OS Grid: NX356599

Mapcode National: GBR HH3R.1Q5

Mapcode Global: WH3TK.VXDS

Plus Code: 9C6QWC4P+P2

Entry Name: Killiemore House

Listing 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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Description

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. South 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 Ordnance Survey 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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