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Granton House

Country House (19th Century), Gate Pier(S) (19th Century)

Site Name Granton House

Classification Country House (19th Century), Gate Pier(S) (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Granton Farm

Canmore ID 89681

Site Number NT00NE 81

NGR NT 07458 09907

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Moffat
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes

See also: NT00NE 81.01 Granton Steading

ARCHITECT: (probably) Walter Newell, c.1830's

Site Management (10 December 1998)

Symmetrically-planned small mansion with Greek revival principal range of farm steading. 2 storeys; piend-roofed and features. Rectangular-plan, and composed around slightly taller and pedimented central square hall which rises above roof platform; inner bay on each elevation is pedimented, and slightly advanced (except at N where plain N wall of 18th century house is incorporated). 2 storeys over raised basement. Built of squared whin rubble laid in graded courses; painted ashlar dressings. Architraved windows throughout except at basement and on asymmetrical N elevation. E and W elevations each 5 bays; main entrance (central on former elevation) pedimented massive doorpiece (placed between ground and basement) approached by steps with battered square piers, deeply recessed door with tall fanlight, corniced windows at ground. S elevation 3 bays, tripartites at ground with consoled hoods. Wide angle margins; eaves course; cornice; end stacks with octagonal flues. Central tower is pedimented at N and at S with fireclay flues over acroteria; round-headed window to each elevation. Piended slate roofs with leaded platform. Arcaded low garden balustrade to S.

The house is attributed to Walter Newall on stylistic grounds. (Historic Scotland)

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