Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - SEE NOTES
Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NN 73635 47098
273635, 747098


James MacLaren, 1886, incorporating earlier fabric. Single storey and attic, and 2-storey sawmill. Rubble built and slated with tile-hung gablets.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally a grain mill, this building was remodelled by MacLaren in 1886, and drawings are held in the RIBA Drawings Collection. Calder notes that "The building's design owes a debt to Shaw's tile hung gables and Nesfield's roofscape to Regents Park Lodge of 1864". The separately listed farmhouse and steading, together with the sawmill are the earliest known works by MacLaren in Fortingall. They remind Calder of "the indigenous buildings of the Weald of southern England" with their "red tile-hanging ... providing an attractive contrast with the slate roof and rubble stone walls. The casements with leaded lights and patterned tile-hanging above the windows to the gables" (pages 71-2).

Re-categorised as C(S) from B for Group (2006). The listing relates specifically to the group interest of the subject. It applies, as always, to interior as well as exterior, as appropriate to building type.



Alan Calder James MacLaren Arts and Crafts Pioneer (2003), p72 footnote 11, p73 footnote 12.

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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