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Plunton Castle,Lennox Plunton

A Scheduled Monument in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8318 / 54°49'54"N

Longitude: -4.1732 / 4°10'23"W

OS Eastings: 260509

OS Northings: 550715

OS Grid: NX605507

Mapcode National: GBR JH2Y.15C

Mapcode Global: WH4W8.VTY7

Entry Name: Plunton Castle,Lennox Plunton

Scheduled Date: 21 July 1937

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1129

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Secular: castle

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


Built circa 1852. Long astylar terrace with 4-bay return

elevation to Great Western Road. "Crescent" not curved

but straight-sided terrace ranged round polygonal

garden. 2 storeys, attics and basement; 3 storey

pavilions at nos 2, 10, 11, 15-22, 26, 27 and 28.

Polished ashlar, channelled at ground, droved at

basement, mainly painted or stonecleaned. 3 bays per

house. Steps oversailing basements to architraved

consoled and corniced doorpieces with fanlights. 1st

floor windows architraved sash windows; plate glass or 6

or 9-pane glazing. Band course at 1st floor cills and

eaves. Eaves cornice; pierced roof balustrade. 3-storey

pavilions (and No 386 Great Western Road) steps

oversailing basement to door-pieces: main door ramped,

lugged and corniced. Close doors with Roman-Doric

pilastered doorpieces with full entablature of triglyphs

metopes and guttae. Both with 3-pane fanlights. All

upper windows architraved; corncied and aproned at 1st

floor. Sash windows, mostly 4 or 8-pane glazing pattern.

Band course over ground and at eaves. Eaves cornice

and blocking course. All with axial and end stacks;

slate roofs. Cast-iron railings to steps and basement.

Interior: good plaster coffered ceiling to vestibule;

cornice and rose plaster ceilings. Cast-iron balusters

to stairs.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland


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Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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