Capenoch House

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Capenoch House is a mansion near the Scottish town of Penpont in the Council Area Dumfries and Galloway . In 1971 the structure was included in the Scottish monument lists in the highest monument category A.


The present mansion goes back to a building with a square floor plan that was built around 1780. In the middle of the 19th century, Capenoch House gradually acquired its present size in an extended construction phase. The expansion of the south side began in 1847. The distinctive winter garden is one of the additions to the north side that began in 1855. In addition, a wing was added on the northwest side during this phase. Capenoch House was last expanded in 1868. Scottish architect David Bryce was responsible for the planning .


Capenoch House is a few hundred meters southwest of Penpont, from which it is separated by the Scaur Water , a right tributary of the Nith . The essentially two-story building is designed in the historicist Scottish Baronial style . The masonry consists of reddish ashlar stones that were built into a layered masonry . Several tourelles protrude from it. All roofs are covered with slate and the gables are stepped gables . Inside there is a wooden staircase with twisted wooden balusters . High-quality shelves are fitted into the libraries. The ornithological Buchsammlung Hugh Gladstone is housed a smaller reading room.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .

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Coordinates: 55 ° 13 ′ 30.4 "  N , 3 ° 49 ′ 11.2"  W.