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The Murray Arms Hotel, Ann Street, Gatehouse Of Fleet

A Category B Listed Building in Gatehouse Of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8831 / 54°52'59"N

Longitude: -4.1809 / 4°10'51"W

OS Eastings: 260191

OS Northings: 556444

OS Grid: NX601564

Mapcode National: GBR JH1S.X7K

Mapcode Global: WH4W2.RJ9C

Plus Code: 9C6QVRM9+7J

Entry Name: The Murray Arms Hotel, Ann Street, Gatehouse Of Fleet

Listing Name: Ann Street, the Murray Arms and the Gatehouse

Listing Date: 4 November 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 373439

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32027

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Gatehouse Of Fleet

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Town: Gatehouse Of Fleet

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire

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Complex of buildings consisting of a later 18th century regular 5-bay building, the Murray Arms main building, with long irregular 2-storey wings to N and E, both of earlier 19th century date with later alterations, and a small one and a half storey building known as the Gatehouse, reputedly the earliest building in Gatehouse of Fleet and dating from the mid-18th century.

THE MURRAY ARMS: main building; 2-storey symmetrical 5-bay S elevation painted rubble with painted smooth rusticated quoins. Central pilastered doorpiece with Murray coat-of-arms above. Partly glazed door. All windows single light, sash and case with 12-pane glazing. End skews with block skewputts. Tall coped end stacks, octagonal cans, good graded slated roofs.

2-storey rear wing to NW (facing High Street): long 2-storey harled wing, formerly 4-bay house linked to Murray Arms main building at S by lower 2-storey part. Original elevation lost during annexation to hotel, mid 20th century single storey full width extension to ground with balcony above. All windows single light with 12-pane sashes. End skews, coped end and axial stacks with octagonal cans. Slate roofs.

2-storey E wing (facing Ann Street): long 5-bay range adjoining Murray Arms min building at its NE angle, harled with raised margins. Small windows at W bay, otherwise single light (one bipartite) sash and case with 4-pane upper sashes, 2-pane lower. End skews, end stacks, slate roofs. THE GATEHOUSE: detached one and a half storey building standing across the courtyard to E of Murray Arms. Reputedly of early origin, though the fabric of the building has been much rebuilt and altered and appears to be no earlier than 19th century. Painted rubble, to ground, enparged vehicular entrance to right, single window to left witrh sash and case 4-pane glazing. To attic storey, 2 smalllouvered lights. End skews, coped end stacks, steeply pitched slate roof.

Interior much altered.

Statement of Interest

The Murray Arms main building is a good example of the restrained simplicity of later 18th century building.

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