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New Market Street Castle Douglas Cattle Mart

A Category A Listed Building in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.9425 / 54°56'32"N

Longitude: -3.9245 / 3°55'28"W

OS Eastings: 276819

OS Northings: 562564

OS Grid: NX768625

Mapcode National: GBR 1C19.41

Mapcode Global: WH4W0.P1DB

Entry Name: New Market Street Castle Douglas Cattle Mart

Listing Date: 23 April 1990

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 358711

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22976

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Castle Douglas

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Castle Douglas

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Circa 1900. Polychrome cream brick and red sandstone

octagonal mart hall. Brick walling with sandstone quoins and

surrounds. Entrance round arched with double-leaf doors and semi-circular fanlight. Oculi flank doors with 4-pane

windows. Heavy sandstone corbels at eaves, facetted slate

roofs, skylights, triangular ventilators and modern fleche

to apex.

INTERIOR: largely unaltered. Timber lines walls, timber

stepped seating, balustraded ring with ball finials to

gateposts. Intricate roof construction with metal tie rods

radiating from central dropped lantern suspended from dropped

ceiling. Metal rafters and ties.

Statement of Interest

An unusually complete and fine example of a cattle market

sale ring.

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