Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Ayrshire
Planning Authority
North Ayrshire
Dalry (N Ayrshire)
NS 30453 48034
230453, 648034


Composite building whose dates range from 16-19th centuries.

Scottish Jacobean. Originally a 16th century tower house,

altered at different periods. Now roughly 'T'-plan. A

reset lintel dated 1617 suggests some building then; the

substantial south wing is dated 1668 on the pedimented

dormer heads; 18th century east wing; 1893 north wing and

re-fronting of east range by Thomas Leadbetter. 3 and 4

storeys. Rubble built, with ashlar dressings throughout.

Principal doorway in square tower in south re-entrant

angle with decorative pilastered doorcase and Blair arms

above, supported by elaborate scrolls; small turret,

also with doorway, to right. East wing is on 2 levels,

that nearer central tower raised by Leadbetter, and

corbelled 2-storey crow-stepped gabled projection added

to right. Leadbetter's west is in similar style to the

17th century south wing, but with corbel tables included

below gables. Crow-stepped gables, corniced end, ridge

and wallhead stacks and slate roof throughout. Good turnpike

stair and some late 18th/early 19th century interiors

in south wing. Further interior work by Leadbetter.

Statement of Special Interest

MacGibbon & Ross, "Castellated and Domestic Architecture"

vol IV pp.240-243 and figs. 816-821.



MacGibbon & Ross, "Castellated and Domestic Architecture"

vol IV pp.240-243 and figs. 816-821.

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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