Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Liff And Benvie
NO 32757 31809
332757, 731809


Patrick H Thoms of Thoms and Wilkie, 1905; slightly later extension to E by 1 bay in similar style. Single storey and attic, rectangular-plan, Arts and Crafts-style villa. Kentish rag whinstone masonry with red pinnings, harled gables, steeply-pitched stone slate roof. Multi-pane timber casements, metal-framed bow window to S elevation with leaded panes and ashlar dressings, dormers with shallow-pitched roofs. Tall coped stacks.

S ELEVATION: bell-cast gable to centre bays. 4-light flat-roofed bow window to centre, joggled cavetto cornice with 3 masks; 2-leaf, partially-glazed, segmental-headed door to left recessed in segmental-arched doorway splayed at jambs; single window to right; tripartite window to attic. Blank bay to outer right, dormer above to left, stack rising from valley to left. Integral porch to left, blocked with masonry and multi-lightwindow, shouldered at angles, dormer above to right. W GABLE: 2 widely spaced windows with relieving arches, porch to right infilled with glazed French window and side lights, shouldered at angles; canted oriel to attic, stone corbels, harled lower part, jettied gable above, stack to left.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5 windows of various sizes to ground floor, piended stair dormer to right, stack to left flanked by dormers.

E GABLE: 3 windows flanked by doors, jettied attic with bipartite window.

INTERIOR: well stair with plain square-section timber newels and balusters, moulded handrail; 1 original chimneypiece; moulded cornice with bird and mice motifs in drawing room.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls to N, S and E; roadbridge over Fowlis Burn (listed separately) forms part of boundary to W.

Statement of Special Interest

Grayburn House was designed by Patrick Thomas for his uncle.



Charles McKean and David Walker, DUNDEE, AN ILLUSTRATED INTRODUCTION (1985), p128.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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