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79 High Street, County Hotel

A Category C Listed Building in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0679 / 55°4'4"N

Longitude: -3.6104 / 3°36'37"W

OS Eastings: 297260

OS Northings: 576006

OS Grid: NX972760

Mapcode National: GBR 397V.53

Mapcode Global: WH5WJ.JW08

Entry Name: 79 High Street, County Hotel

Listing Date: 11 July 1961

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362756

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26218

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumfries

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Dumfries

Electoral Ward: Nith

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Earlier 18th century 2-storey 5-bay town house, with ground
floor altered and 2 upper storeys added all probably circa
1860. Demolished 1984-5 retaining facade, remainder rebuilt
with steel frame, timber panelling of "Prince Charlie's room"
largely reinstated and painted. Facade painted render and
ashlar dressings, rusticated quoins and 1st floor architraves
of original house. Central door in doorcase; sash windows;
iron railing over cornice of original house; slate roof.

Statement of Interest

Built as town house of Richard Lowthian of Staffold;

headquarters of Prince Charles Edward Stuart for 3 days in

1745. Originally the 1st floor had timber panelling

throughout.

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