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Lochryan Estate, Walled Gardens, Pavilions and Rabbit House

A Category B Listed Building in Stranraer and the Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9756 / 54°58'32"N

Longitude: -5.0245 / 5°1'28"W

OS Eastings: 206529

OS Northings: 568743

OS Grid: NX065687

Mapcode National: GBR FHZK.F6Q

Mapcode Global: WH1QW.S6KF

Entry Name: Lochryan Estate, Walled Gardens, Pavilions and Rabbit House

Listing Date: 28 January 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394031

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB46693

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inch

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Stranraer and the Rhins

Parish: Inch

Traditional County: Wigtownshire

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Description

WALLED GARDENS, PAVILIONS AND RABBIT HOUSE: rectangular-plan rubble walled garden to E of house. Pavilions to NE (restored) and SE corners; steps to timber door to SE corner, piended roof; truncated pyramid roof to NE corner, square glazed cupola atop with ball finial (see Notes), armorial panel reads 'Esperance' above timber door. Roofless rectangular-plan rabbit house. Greenhouses and storage facilities to N. Former kitchen garden to NW of house.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Lochryan House and Ancillary Structures, Dovecot, Sundial, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls. Of particular interest in the walled garden, are the unusually large rabbit house and the NE pavilion with its pierced ball finial, serving as a chimney for the fireplace inside. The INVENTORY OF GARDENS AND DESIGNED LANDSCAPES IN SCOTLAND, notes that the designed landscape which remains today, appears to have been laid out between 1701 and 1750.

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