Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 65114 94747
265114, 694747


Probably late 18th century, partially remodelled late 19th century. Long 5-bay block, pair of 2-storey, 2-bay houses separated by vehicular pend with window over. Originally near symmetrical, house to right converted to shop and Post Office, with unaltered early 20th century corniced shop front. Postmasters house to left. Smooth rendered with painted ashlar margins, plate glass sashes, thin eaves course, grey slated roof with 3 coped ashlar stacks, skews removed.

POST OFFICE AND GROCER: shop front with moulded architrave frame, frieze with shop name (?original) and dentilled cornice above, central door in splayed recess with rectangular fanlight, large plate glass windows.

PEND: flat-arched with stop-chamfered reveals, window above.

BUCHANAN HOUSE: later simple corniced doorpiece with stop-chamfered plain architrtave, projecting cornice cloured off. 2-leaf panelled door with fanlight, later narrow window inserted to right at ground, windows at left hand bay enlarged to stone mullioned bipartites at each floor.

PILLAR BOX: George V, red cast-iron pillar box, positioned between shop-front and pend, complete with sign bracket and "POST OFFICE" sign.



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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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