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Balsarroch House

Lairds House (17th Century)

Site Name Balsarroch House

Classification Lairds House (17th Century)

Canmore ID 60358

Site Number NW96NE 21

NGR NW 99355 69133

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Kirkcolm
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Wigtown
  • Former County Wigtownshire

Archaeology Notes

NW96NE 21.00 99355 69133

NW96NE 21.00 9935 6913 Sundial

NW96NE 21.00 99398 69139 Walled Garden

The ruins of Balsarroch, a laird's house of the late 17th century, stand 484m SSE of Cairnbowie farmhouse. The dwelling forms the W range of a courtyard and comprises a two-storey building with crow-stepped gables (that on the N surviving) measuring 16.1m by 4.8m within clay-bonded walls 0.8m thick and up to 4.2m high. The N wall of the courtyard (17.2m long) incorporates an arched opening and on the E there are the remains of a second building.

Retours 1811-1816; Thomson 1826; Register House Plan 4650; Name Book; A Agnew 1893; P H M'Kerlie 1906;C H Dick 1914; RCAHMS 1985, visited August 1984; SRO (RHP) 4650


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