Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Liff And Benvie
NO 31154 32243
331154, 732243


Attributed to John Murray Robertson, late 19th century. 2-storey,

1st floor breaking eaves, rectangular-plan house. Snecked rubble, ashlar dressings, plain red tile piended roof with terracotta ridge tiles, brick stacks with oversailing cornice on shouldered snecked rubble base rising through eaves. Sash and case windows (some altered), plate glass to bottom, 4-pane to top. Deep eaves.

S ELEVATION: 2-leaf multi-pane glazed doors to centre, large canted window to right with roof extending over door as canopy, oculus to 1st floor centre, tripartite window to right breaking through eaves with half-piended roof; full-height 4-light projecting window to left with side lights at ground floor, set-back at 1st floor with tile-hung sides, projecting apron and piended roof.

E ELEVATION: small single storey projection at centre with oculus, bipartite window to 1st floor right breaking through eaves.


INTERIOR: not seen.

Statement of Special Interest

The house is situated at the head of the West Den of Balruddery, through which runs the Dron burn. An extensive woodland garden has been created (later-late 20th century) on the steep banks of the den, which considerably enhances the setting of the house.



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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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