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Nethersheild Farmhouse And Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Sorn, East Ayrshire

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Latitude: 55.5148 / 55°30'53"N

Longitude: -4.2428 / 4°14'33"W

OS Eastings: 258483

OS Northings: 626841

OS Grid: NS584268

Mapcode National: GBR 3S.TNLW

Mapcode Global: WH3QT.SNT5

Plus Code: 9C7QGQ74+WV

Entry Name: Nethersheild Farmhouse And Steading

Listing Name: Nethershield Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 19 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353583

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19258

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Sorn

County: East Ayrshire

Electoral Ward: Ballochmyle

Parish: Sorn

Traditional County: Ayrshire

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Early 19th century; later additions to outer and inner elevations of W steading wing. 2-storey, rectangular-plan 3-bay farmhouse with flanking Z-plan steading wings. Painted rubble, painted sandstone ashlar margined angles and window margins; coursed and squared dark rubble at N elevation of farmhouse with red sandstone ashlar doorpiece, window margins, quoins and eaves course; piended slate roof. 4- and 12-pane sash and case windows; tall end stacks. Arrow slit ventilators at S steading pavilions; ashlar-coped skews to steading.

N ELEVATION: farmhouse to centre. Panelled door with astragalled fanlight and Doric pilastered doorpiece to centre, window to left and right, 3 windows to 1st floor. Steading ranges slightly recessed to left and right with 2 windows to bays flanking farmhouse and window to outer gables. S ELEVATION: farmhouse recessed at centre with 3 windows to ground and 1st floor, flanked by steadfing bays with E and W ranges advanced at left and right terminating in gabled pavilions; various openings, cross-finial at inner gable of E pavilion, door and 3 arrow slit ventilators to S elevations of pavilions.

INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Interest

This farmhouse and steading is a good, relatively unaltered example of an 'improved' symmetrically-planned combined farmhouse and steading. The Old Statistical Account (1798) states that most farmhouses had been rebuilt within the last 10-12 years.

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