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Kinmount House

Kinmount House
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Kinmount House

A severe classical mansionhouse in Dumfries and Galloway, Kinmount lies surrounded by woodland amidst a large estate 1¼ miles (2 km) to the north of Cummertrees, between Dumfries and Annan. It was built in 1812 for the Marquess of Queensberry to a design by Sir Robert Smirke. The principal block comprises three storeys with a four-storey tower at the centre. In 1899, the austerity was slightly softened by the addition of balustrades topped by urns around the roof-line. The entrance, with its porte-cochère, faces north, while the south-front looks over substantial area of parkland. The interior is in the classical style, constructed around a three-storey hall with galleries carried on Doric columns.

To the west are the stables, also by Smirke, and partially converted to a house in 1981.


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