Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 83211 65686
383211, 865686


Late 18th century long single storey and loft range (approx 135' x 25') with long elevations N and S. Squared tooled cherry-pointed red sandstone with tooled ashlar dressings.

Eastern portion of building occupied by former threshing barn with opposing window doors and kiln, the western portion by 4 round-headed arcaded cart bays; 4 loft windows in each elevation, enlarged at S; later large entrance slapped in S side of threshing barn. Rear winnowing door blocked. Piended slate roof; no kiln chimney stack survives.

Later doorway in E gable reveals brick lined kiln with perforated tile kiln cottage supported by series of closely set brick arches. Flue from threshing barn in W wall. Upper portion of kiln now plank lined and floor also planked.

Entered by doorway from loft.

Statement of Special Interest

Large U-plan steading range (much altered) which forms the main portion of the farm square, is not included in listing. Troup purchased from Troup family by the Garden's in 1654. During the late 18th century the succession passed through 3 brothers, the first of whom was an MP and an improving landlord (died 1785), the second a judge who became Lord Gardenstown. The kiln was probably constructed during their tenure.

Kiln used to dry grain before storage; though small kilns are found in upland areas it is only on substantial farms that such large kilns were built. Other Banffshire examples are at Rothiemay (circa 1735) and at Ballindalloch Castle (circa 1800), both now in Moray District. Also Crombie Castle, Marnoch Parish, Banff and Buchan.



J B Pratt, BUCHAN (1858, revised 1901), pp 321-3.

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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