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Cumstoun House

Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cumstoun House

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Cumston House; Compstone House; Cumstoun House Policies

Canmore ID 161639

Site Number NX65SE 116

NGR NX 68320 53319

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/161639

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Twynholm
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Stewartry
  • Former County Kirkcudbrightshire

Archaeology Notes

NX65SE 116.00 68320 53319

Cumstoun [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2009.

NX65SE 116.01 Centred NX 6825 5330 Garden

NX65SE 116.02 NX 68157 53397 Doocot

NX65SE 116.03 NX 68416 53570 Walled Garden

NX65SE 116.04 NX 68403 54019 Low (North) Lodge

NX65SE 116.05 NX 68406 53534 Gardener's Cottage (The Coachman's House)

NX65SE 116.06 NX 67600 53270 Mains Farm (Cumstoun Mains)

NX65SE 116.07 NX 67386 53160 High Lodge

NX65SE 116.08 NX 67369 53090 South Lodge

NX65SE 116.09 NX 67783 53320 Mid Lodge

For (predecessor) Compstone or Cumstoun Castle (NX 68220 53259), see NX65SE 9.

For font (said to come from Dundrennan Abbey), see NX65SE 94.

Architecture Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:

Owner: Mrs Maitland of Dundrennan

Architect: Thomas Hamilton 1828. (House extended considerable 1896)

Architect: Thomas Hamilton, 1828.

Photographic copies of Peddie & Kinnear plans for additions and alterations, 1891.

House extended considerably by W. H. Playfair, 1845 and 1896.

NMRS REFERENCE:

Plans:

Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh Additions & Alterations

Bin 3, Bag 2 Peddie & Kinnear 1877

Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh Additions & Alterations

Bin 3, Bag 2 Peddie & Kinnear 1892

Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh Proposed additions to

Billiard room

Bin 3, Bag 2 J Murdoch,

Castle Douglas 1873

EXTERNAL REFERENCE:

National Library of Scotland

NLS MS 9704:

Letters of W H Playfair dated 14th April 1844 "design for a free church in Country to be built forthwith"

NLS MS 9704:

W H Playfair visiting Galloway "The House at Compston by the Great Hamilton is beneath all criticism"

(Undated) information in NMRS.

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