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Monreith, West Gateway

A Category C Listed Building in Mochrum, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.7543 / 54°45'15"N

Longitude: -4.5658 / 4°33'56"W

OS Eastings: 234980

OS Northings: 542950

OS Grid: NX349429

Mapcode National: GBR HJ34.FBJ

Mapcode Global: WH3VB.VR0M

Entry Name: Monreith, West Gateway

Listing Date: 17 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353955

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19566

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Mochrum

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Parish: Mochrum

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

Early to earlier 19th century. 3 gatepiers, with adjoining wingwalls. Supporting railings. Red sandstone ashlar gatepiers; square-section, rounded to each face at top; each with carved heraldic shield to W face, pier to left of vehicular gateway inscribed "Pax Intrantibus" pier to right inscribed "Salus Exeuntibus". Decorative wrought-iron pedestrian and vehicular gates. Low curved wingwalls; rubble, with red sandstone saddleback coping. Surmounted by decorative iron railings, with widely-spaced balusters; fleur-de-lis detailing (parts missing).

Statement of Interest

The West Gateway is the principal entrance to the Monreith estate.

See separate listings for Monreith: Monreith House; Ice House; Myrton Cottage (Monreith Estate Office); Myrton Castle; Myrton Chapel.

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