Early 19th century with mid 19th century additions and alterations.
Quadrangular steading, open at NE. Red sandstone rubble, limewashed at
intervals with white painted harling to outer elevations of 2-storey SE and NE ranges.
SE RANGE: on falling ground. Windows at ground and short hayloft
windows hard under eaves above with 2 later loading doors breaking eaves in piend-roofed dormerheads in penultimate bays; SE corner swept out slightly at loft level. Roof ridge ventilator at SW end and cast-iron rooflights. Later ashlar stack and sandstone coping to blank NE gable. Courtyard elevation with boarded timber opening with doors in re-entrant angle to SW.
NE RANGE: slightly later, piend-roofed. 4 bays to outer elevation
grouped 3-1 with doors at ground (that to outer right blocked as
window) and short loft windows under eaves above. Blank return to NW.
Cast-iron rooflight. Courtyard elevation with sliding doors to left and
SW RANGE: timber 2-leaf doors to courtyard and timber lean-to, blank to
NW RANGE: lean-to timber projections to courtyard; timber gableheads and higher external walls higher, 3 small high windows to outer
elevation at right. Purple slate roofs. Stone and zinc flashings.
Statement of Special Interest
Used latterly as a lock-up for cars. A pond lies close to NW.
The Ussie Mills group comprises this steading, a cottage and a bridge; the mill itself was demolished but millstones and a simple sluice
remain. The village of Maryburgh to S, developed in the early 19th century.