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Barrs Hill,fort

A Scheduled Monument in Lochar, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.1357 / 55°8'8"N

Longitude: -3.5463 / 3°32'46"W

OS Eastings: 301519

OS Northings: 583459

OS Grid: NY015834

Mapcode National: GBR 39P1.1T

Mapcode Global: WH5WC.H5JR

Entry Name: Barrs Hill,fort

Scheduled Date: 18 March 1937

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM643

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Tinwald

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire


Dated 1771; later 19th century attic storey addition; late 20th century alterations. Single-storey and attic, 3-bay cottage with canted piend-roofed dormers, adjoining former byre range (now part of house) and detached former threshing barn to S. Whinstone rubble with droved sandstone ashlar dressings. Eaves course, band course linking window and door lintels at original eaves height. Long and short quoins.

HOUSE: central half-glazed timber panelled door to SE (principal) elevation; flanking windows; 2 dormers to roof. Slightly lower former byre range to NE (right) with irregularly spaced windows and half-glazed doors. Rendered gable to NE with lean-to outshot at ground and small window at attic. NW (rear) elevation: 3 windows to original cottage; irregular fenestration to former byre; Victorian outshot to centre.

Predominantly 4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to front; predominantly timber double-glazed windows to rear. Coped gablehead stacks with some yellow clay cans. Ashlar-coped skews. Graded grey slates.

FORMER THRESHING BARN: single storey, gabled barn with eaves course and ashlar-coped skews. Central doorway with flanking slit windows to SW and NE elevations. 3 slit windows (2 at ground and 1 to gable apex) to NW and SE (gable) elevations. Graded grey slate.

BOUNDARY WALL, GATES AND GATEPIERS: all late 20th century. Random rubble drystone boundary wall. Simple sandstone ashlar gatepiers. Wrought-iron hooped gates.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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