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Post Office, 17 Main Street, Glenluce

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Galloway and Wigtown West, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8783 / 54°52'41"N

Longitude: -4.8118 / 4°48'42"W

OS Eastings: 219706

OS Northings: 557348

OS Grid: NX197573

Mapcode National: GBR GHHT.8PT

Mapcode Global: WH2SJ.1NY2

Plus Code: 9C6QV5HQ+87

Entry Name: Post Office, 17 Main Street, Glenluce

Listing Name: Glenluce, 17 Main Street

Listing Date: 3 August 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353654

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19327

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Luce

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Old Luce

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Early 19th century. 2-storey, 3-bay house with shops at ground floor, in terrace. Rendered. Painted architraved margins with bracketted cills at 1st floor. Painted base course.

S (MAIN STREET) ELEVATION: panelled door with plate glass fanlight at centre; door to right, flanked by 2 shop windows; corniced fascia over centre and right bays, with pilaster at each end, flanking central door to left and flanking outer window to right. Shop window in bay to left, with architraved margin extending to ground. Regular fenestration at 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: adjoined to lower bay, with pend and gabled-dormerheaded window (No 17 Main Street).

E ELEVATION: adjoined to higher building, No 19 Main Street, Royal Bank of Scotland (see separate listing).

Fixed plate glass glazing in shop windows at ground floor, including small "GR" postbox in window to left; modern glazing at 1st floor. Red sandstone coped skews; roll skewputts. Rendered gablehead stacks, broad to W, tall, corniced and shouldered to E to match adjoining gablehead stack of No 19 Main Street. Grey slates. Red sandstone ridging.

2 rooflights above outer bays.

Statement of Interest

No 17 Main Street is shown on the "Plan of the village of Glenluce" of 1840. The E gablehead stack must have been reconstructed in 1899 when No 19 Main Street, Royal Bank of Scotland, was built. The unusual shopfront contributes to the category awarded.

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