Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 39338 60129
239338, 660129


Early to mid 19th century. Single-storey and attic 3-bay farmhouse with lower flanking steading wings forming U-plan and with later 19th century open-sided Dutch barn to W: prominent pedimented central bay. Farmhouse harled with raised ashlar dressings: lime-wash rubble to rear and to wings. Cornice.

FARMHOUSE: principal elevation to N. Central pedimented bay with corniced, pilastered doorpiece. Flanking Venetian windows. Pair of piended, canted dormers.

Predominantly plate glass timber sash and case windows with horns. Grey slates and raised skews. Corniced gable stacks.

INTERIOR: (seen 2010). Some decorative cornicing. Original room plan largely extant.

Wing to E with some small round ventilation openings, rooflights, ridge ventilation openings and sliding slatted timber doors. Other, single-storey farm buildings, some with timber doors.

DUTCH BARN: to W. 4-bay barn with open sides to N and S and with coursed rubble walls to E and W. Metal columns. Piended open timber roof with grey slates.

Statement of Special Interest

Elliston Farmhouse is a good example of an early to mid 19th century farmhouse with associated outbuildings and Dutch barn. The farm largely retains its original U-plan, typical for dairy farms in the area. The farm sits slightly set back from the main road into Howwood and is an important part of the streetscape of the area.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, various single-storey additions have been made to the original complex to accommodate new farming practises. In particular, the late 19th century open-sided Dutch barn is a good example of its type.

Category changed from B to C(S) in 2011.



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map, 1856-8. Other information courtesy of owner.

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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