Basic Site Details

Name: Holestane Farmhouse, Steading Dairy and outbuildings
Town, district or village: Durisdeer
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Parish: Durisdeer
Status: B Listed
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Notes: HS Listing states that steading was altered c.1880, probably by Charles Howitt; however, Howitt died in 1875, so either he was not the architect responsible or the alterations were done shortly before his death.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 4Farmhouse  
Item 2 of 4Steading  
Item 3 of 4Dairy  
Item 4 of 4Farm building  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 2c. 1831 Construction 
Item 2 of 2c. 1875 or c. 1880  Alterations to steading


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. 1831 Date from HS
Item 2 of 2Charles Howitt  c. 1875(?) Alterations to steading (HS attribution)


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Buccleuch, Duke of 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Loudon1830Cottage, Villa and Farm Architecture  pp441-443

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register3876 
Item 2 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Gifts and deposits GD 224/504/2
Item 3 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Register House Plans RHP 9682-9683
Item 4 of 5National Archives of Scotland (formerly SRO)Sheriff Court Records Sc 15/64/4
Item 5 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDrawings Collection Copies of a series of plans