Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 34217 29544
334217, 729544


Circa 1900. Single storey and attic, rectangular-plan, gabled villa. Stugged and snecked rubble, stugged ashlar dressings, piended slate roof, black serrated ridge tiles. Base course and deep bracketted eaves to S and E, plain bargeboards, cast-iron rainwater goods with decorative hoppers; mainly plate glass sash and case windows, stop-chamfered jambs to S and E.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: door to centre re-entrant angle masked by timber panelled and multi-pane glazed porch with swept roof, single window to left, bipartite slightly advanced to right, battered corniced stack rising through eaves, steep gabled dormer with round-headed window to right; pentice-roofed addition to angle at far right.

S ELEVATION: bay to left, 3-light canted window, bell-cast gable above with tripartite window, large grotesque representation of the devil at gable apex; tripartite window to right, gabled dormer rising through eaves with stepped round-headed tripartite window; original (?) conservatory to left on rubble base with later lean-to addition.

W ELEVATION: single storey, L-plan, piended-roofed kitchen projection at ground floor, large stack rising from main wallhead to centre.

N ELEVATION: window to centre, round-headed stair window with gabled dormerhead rising through eaves, bipartite window to right, door and window to kitchen bay at far right.

INTERIOR: polygonal central hall; decorative encaustic tile lobby floor; some original chimneypieces; original joinery; decorative ceiling cornices; Art-Nouveau stair window.

GATES, GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: ornate cast-iron gates, 2 capped ashlar gatepiers with small quadrants adjoining stugged and snecked, round-coped rubble boundary wall to N.

Statement of Special Interest

The Rowans was built for James Stewart Menzies and is dramatically situated to the north west of the old quarry known as the Ivy Den, and on the so-called ?coffin road? which led to Longforgan Parish Church. The representation of the devil on the S gable is particularly effective and unusual. The Rowan is stylistically similar to 88 and 90 Errol Road, listed separately.




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.

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