Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 69651 50003
369651, 850003


Mid to later 18th century, with alterations in 1792; further alterations and drawing room wing added 1828. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay former manse with single storey pavilions linked by screen walls, later addition at S forming T-plan; re-orientated with principal entrance to S in recent times. Harled, with Turriff sandstone margins.

S ELEVATION: formerly rear. 2-bay, piend-roofed wing at right angles to, and occupying central bay of earlier house. Entrance to E return; door with multi-pane strip fanlight. Window at ground to left, 2 windows at 1st floor. Window at each floor to main house. Window to each floor of S elevation of wing. Door with shallow early 20th century, piended conservatory to main house in SW re-entrant angle, window to 1st floor. Stair window to W return of wing.

N ELEVATION: formerly front. 3-bay; door to centre replaced by modern window and harled, lean-to addition, windows to outer bays. 3 windows at 1st floor. Advanced, single storey, piend-roofed pavilions to each side, linked by corridor.

PAVILIONS: E pavilion with window to each elevation. W pavilion (former carriage house) now garaging; with segmental arch to centre, door to left, modern slapping to right.

E ELEVATION: pavilions adjoining at ground; window to left at ground and 1st floor. 2 small windows to attic.

W ELEVATION: pavilion adjoining at ground, window to right, Small window to attic.

Sash and case windows with 12-pane glazing pattern. Grey slates, ashlar coped skews, bracketed skewputts; SE skewputt dated 1796. Coped ashlar stacks with thackstanes.

OUTBUILDINGS: single storey gabled outbuildings in garden to N; former barn, byre and stables (see notes). Rubble with sandstone dressings.

WALLED GARDEN: to E; approx m x m; random rubble with ashlar coping.

Statement of Special Interest

Rev Robert Ballingall describes his Manse as "built in 1683. The present incumbent has had his barn, kiln, stable, and byre renewed; and is getting the wings (pavilions) of the manse repaired, with the addition of a kitchen and childrens' room in one of them, the house being small." (OSA p536). There is little evidence in the present fabric of the 17th century origin. Forglen Church of 1692, sited to the S, is now ruinous. The walls remain, enclosed within the churchyard, listed separately. A new church was built in 1806,

on higher ground to the NE; now converted to residential use, and no longer listed.



OSA, (1792) p536.

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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