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Ellisland Farmhouse and Steading

A Category A Listed Building in Dunscore, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 55.1374 / 55°8'14"N

Longitude: -3.6802 / 3°40'48"W

OS Eastings: 292987

OS Northings: 583850

OS Grid: NX929838

Mapcode National: GBR 29R1.15

Mapcode Global: WH5W9.F4RF

Entry Name: Ellisland Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 335468

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4232

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunscore

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Built 1788 for Robert Burns. Single storey farmhouse with steading. All painted rubble and dressings; house has painted margins. West elevation of house: 3 bays (central door now a window) with additional (blank) bay at right possibly an early 19th century addition; 4-pane sashes; corniced end stacks: door in re-entrant angle of rear (east) wing. Slate roofs, graded slates over rear wing. 2 parallel steading

ranges to west; north range has lofts at west end, 2 lintelled cart openings to courtyard, and loft door flanked by small square openings above; plain south range and nearby range set at right angles both with roof vents.

Pyramidal-roofed single storey square shed to north east set on slope above river bank, with door facing west, 2 windows and 2 basement dors facing south. Walled orchard to south of house.

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Built for Robert Burns who lived at Ellisland 1788-1791. Some Burns relics are preserved inside the house. Presented to the nation in 1928.

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