Survey Data

Reg No




Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic, Historical, Technical

Original Use

Country house

In Use As

Country house


1795 - 1805


286280, 252268

Date Recorded


Date Updated



Detached three-bay two-storey over basement house, built c.1802, flanked by single-bay single-storey over basement wings, terminated by curved screen walls. Projecting central entrance bay, with Doric portico, which is approached by a flight of limestone steps having cast-iron railings. Ground floor windows are set in recessed blind arches. Hipped slate roof with ashlar limestone parapet and chimneystacks. Timber sash windows with limestone sills.


Designed by Francis Johnston, Galtrim House was built as a glebe house for the Very Reverend Vesey Dawson. Architectural design and detailing are apparent in the execution of this house. The breakfront, recessed blind arches and flanking wings are interesting features of the house. The survival of many original features and materials, such as the slate roofs, ashlar chimneystacks and timber sash windows enhance the building. The carved stone doorcase adds artistic interest to the building. The house forms an interesting group of related structures, with the stables and gate lodge.