Listed Building

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Local Authority
East Ayrshire
Planning Authority
East Ayrshire
NS 45585 40798
245585, 640798


Interesting and ancient seat of the Crawfurds of Crawfurdland.

Built at different periods, centre part is a Gothic castle

style mansion of circa 1830-40; tall centre square tower,

battlemented parapet, machicolations, round, corner turrets;

interior hall and stair, groined plaster ceiling; stained

glass and heraldic features in large pointed window above

doorway. West wing of mansion incorporates an old tower,

three stories in height, above which is the open parapet

carried on continuous corbellings, and simply rounded at

the angles, without projecting bartizan; above this is the

roof, with crowstepped gables, and higher still the caper-

house over the staircase. East wing, known as the King's

wing, is 17th century; crowstepped; 2 storey; random rubble,

partly patched with harling; contains a fine ornamental

ceiling displaying Royal Arms dated 1648, in square panelled

rooms on 1st floor



Castles and Mansions of Ayrshire, A.H. Millar. C. & D.

Arch. Vol iii, p.384 illus. fig. 299 N.S.A. Vol. V. pp.540-1

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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