Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 55588 63906
355588, 863906


Allegedly 1718, with considerable alterations and additions,

mainly of 19th century date. 2-storey, irregular 5-bay

house with projecting single storey wings forming U-plan

court linked by low coped walls; additional rear wings.

Harled with ashlar margins and dressings. Off-centre

entrance with panelled door; centre stair window; left bay

projects as full-height late 19th century gabled bay with

bipartite in ground and 1st floor. Single storey and

2-storey rear additions. Mainly 4-pane glazing. Coped and

panelled end stacks with tall late 19th century crenellated

barley-sugar twist paired chimney cans; Banffshire and other

slate roofs.

INTERIOR: much altered throughout life of house including

re-siting of staircase in late 19th century. Ground floor

kitchen at E of house retains original ceiling height.

STEADING: early-mid 19th century, single storey U-plan

steading. Rubble, tooled rubble dressings. Detached portion

at E side converted to garage use; remainder in poor

condition and disused.

GARDEN WALLS: irregular shaped garden enclosed by high

coped rubble walls (in part shared with burial ground and old

Fordyce Church); 3 square-headed bee boles recessed low in

S facing portion of wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Though now much altered the original 2-storey centre block

of this manse resembles Birkenbog, also thought to be early

18th century. The Abercrombie family of Birkenbog were

parish Heritors.



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About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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