Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 13747 1778
313747, 701778

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Rebuilt c.1400. Square tower-house wih attached barmkin, 5

storeys. Coursed rubble. Top storey corbelled, with

angle-turrets; Solar in 4th; arched entrance to hall in 3rd;

kitchen in 2nd and Cellar in 1st are vaulted. Curtain wall

has arched entrance on N. side and round tower (16th cent.)

in S.E. corner. Remains of subsidiary structures within


Statement of Special Interest

Originally a royal castle, it was gifted by Robert II to his

niece's husband, Sir Henry Douglas, in 1390. Queen Mary was

imprisoned here from 17th June 1567 until her escape on 2nd

May 1568. Sir William Douglas of Lochleven succeeded to

Earldom of Morton 1588.

Guardianship Monument

Scheduled Area 9 October 1998.




C. & D. Arch. 1, pp. 146-9 (ill. plan)

Inv. 567 (ill. plan)

R. Burns-Begg 'Lochleven Castle (plans, ills.)

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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