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A Scheduled Monument in Castle Douglas and Crocketford, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.0004 / 55°0'1"N

Longitude: -3.9417 / 3°56'30"W

OS Eastings: 275894

OS Northings: 569040

OS Grid: NX758690

Mapcode National: GBR 0BXM.F9

Mapcode Global: WH4VM.FK7Z

Entry Name: Trowdale,fort

Scheduled Date: 27 August 1937

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1099

Schedule Class: Cultural

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

Location: Crossmichael

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


Hutton and Taylor, 1912. T-plan, near symmetrical, red brick school with Arts and Crafts and Queen Anne detailing, 2-storey and single storey blocks. Cream ashlar mullions and coping. Brick base course. Tall, narrow windows.

N ELEVATION, N WING: 5-bay entrance wing projecting at centre; stepped gable over 3 taller centre bays, breaking eaves; tripartite doorway in semicircular archway, ashlar door surround (now blocked as window), small-pane lights flanking and fanlight. 2 narrow windows flanking centre bay. Tall, corbelled, canted window above archway with transoms and leaded piended roof; 2 windows flanking closely. Outer bays with window to each floor, smaller at 1st floor. 3-bay return elevations each with advanced bays to N; centre bay with brick forestair to brick porch, window above; bay to right with window to each floor and semicircular gablehead breaking eaves.

CLASSROOM WINGS: 2-storey flanking bays (fewer to W) with rows of windows to each floor; canted brick, orielled conservatory (hortus fenestralis) to bays to left. Single storey classroom ranges flanking with generours provision of windows, regularly grouped.

S ELEVATION: designed to include open, lean-to loggias ventilating classrooms, with broad brick piers, now glazed-in for additional internal space. Tall stepped gabled bay at centre with large round-arched, tripartite window in panel at centre, rounded transom; 3 openings grouped closely below and linked by continuous bracketted canopy. Loggia classrooms flanking either side, adjoined to 2-storey bays and single storey outer bays, generously fenestrated.

Small-pane sash and case windows with top-hopper panes above to classrooms; plate glass sash and case, some with top-hoppers to remaining windows. 2-leaf panelled doors, Grey-green slates. Brick stacks.

JANITOR'S HOUSE: en suite, sited to NW of playground. Austere 2-storey house with Queen Anne details. Materials as for school. N elevation with gabled bay advanced to left, block-porch to main door to right, 2 small windows to left and round-arched 1st floor window at centre. Further door to playground on return to left with door, paired windows and stair windows, that at centre breaking eeaves in gabled dormerhead. Gabled blocks to S and W.

GATEPIERS AND RAILINGS: red brick piers with base, and ashlar copes, at intervals. Plain wrought-iron railings.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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