Basic Site Details

Name: Compstown House (or Cumstoun House)
Town, district or village: Twynholm
City or county: Kirkcudbrightshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2ComstounYes 
Item 2 of 2CumstounYes 

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 518271829  
Item 2 of 51877  Alterations
Item 3 of 51891  Large addition
Item 4 of 51954 Alterations and additions 
Item 5 of 51955 Alterations and additionsPloughman's and dairymaid's cottages


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 9Thomas Hamilton A18271829Original house
Item 2 of 9Charles George Hood Kinnear B1877 Alterations
Item 3 of 9John Dick Peddie B1877 Alterations
Item 4 of 9John More Dick Peddie B1877 Alterations
Item 5 of 9Charles George Hood Kinnear C1891 Large addition
Item 6 of 9John More Dick Peddie C1891 Large addition
Item 7 of 9Kinnear & Peddie C1891 Large addition
Item 8 of 9Antony Curtiss Wolffe H1954 Alterations
Item 9 of 9Antony Curtiss Wolffe J1955 Ploughman's and dairymaid's cottages - alterations?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1MaitlandClient for 1954 & 1955 alterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 3Rock, Joe1984Thomas Hamilton  p33
Item 3 of 3RSA1828    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Dumfries ArchivesAntony Curtiss Wolffe drawings (handlist in RCAHMS)  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register16993 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDick Peddie and McKay Collection DPM/1870/50/2