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Ardwell House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Ardwell House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ardwell House Policies

Canmore ID 61103

Site Number NX14NW 14

NGR NX 10222 45504

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NX14NW 14.00 10222 45504

Ardwell House [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, August 2009.

NX14NW 14.01 NX 10900 46044 East Lodge

NX14NW 14.02 NX 10143 45277 Walled Garden with Gardener's Cottage and Owl Statue

NX14NW 14.03 NX 10317 45640 Boundary Walls, Gates and Gate Piers

NX14NW 14.04 NX 10209 45289 Walled Garden and Owl Statue

NX14NW 14.05 NX 10188 45480 Sundial

For Ardwell Mains (Ardwell House, Mains Farm at NX 10276 45770, see NX14NW 21.

Ardwell is noted by Symson in 1684 as one of the principal houses in the district (though the ONB states it was built in 1702 - possibly the date of some additions or alterations.) A large addition was made to it in the 1870s. It now stands three storeys high, with crowstepped gables.

A Symson 1684; Name Book 1847.

Architecture Notes



Brown & Wardrop 1869 - large addition to original house.

The nineteenth century additions to Ardwell House were demolished in 1956.

Information from Demolitions catalogue held in RCAHMS library.


National Library of Scotland

Newhailes Papers

MS 25673-8

Photograph albums of daughters of house c. 1905 with their weddings etc and very full photographic coverage of the parent's house, gardens etc. local church, wedding banquet under trees in garden, drawing room, tapestries on stairs etc etc.

Miss Frances married Earl of Cassillis, Miss Margaret heir to Newhailes.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


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