Basic Site Details

Name: Murraythwaite
Town, district or village: Dalton, Cummertrees
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The work on the house by Newall may be connected to the either the inheritance by ___Murray to the estate in 1823 or to the marriage of George Murray to Henrietta Sarah Goodenough in June 1834.

MacKechnie states that the work proposed by Newall was not executed. No architect has been identified for the 1844 remodelling.

Pallladian house, central pediment, thermal window in tympanum as at Dumcieff House.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41766 Build/constructionNucleus of house built.
Item 2 of 4c. 1834(?) Alterations and additions(?) 
Item 3 of 41844 ReconstructionRemodelled in neo-Jacobean style.
Item 4 of 419011902 Additions of bay windows and remodelling


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Walter Newall Ac. 1834(?) Alterations?
Item 2 of 2(Sir) Reginald Theodore Blomfield  19011902Additions of bay windows and remodelling


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Fellowes, R A Reginald Blomfield, an Edwardian Architect  p164 (or 169?)
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p455
Item 3 of 4MacKechnie, Aonghus1988Walter Newall, Architect in Dumfries Trans. Dumfres & Galloway Naturual History & Antiquarian Society, 3rd ser, lxiii 
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914   Blomfield's additions

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Caledonian Mercury15 February 1823   
Item 2 of 2Durham County Advertiser3 June 1834   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 4Dumfries Archive CentreWalter Newall Collection Contains proposed elevation drawing.
Item 2 of 4Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3548 
Item 3 of 4National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 219/341
Item 4 of 4National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Plans of Blomfield's additions