Listed Building

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DROCHIL CASTLELB13863

Status: Removed

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
23/02/1971
Date Removed:
28/10/2015
Local Authority
Scottish Borders
Planning Authority
Scottish Borders
Parish
Newlands
NGR
NT 16199 43480
Coordinates
316199, 643480

Removal Reason

Dual designation

Description

Built by Regent Morton and never finished, 1565-1581. A massive ruin situated on a height, it is described as being intended for a palace rather than a castle. The plan is unique, being a combination of the

Z plan and the double tenement design, with a great corridor on each storey running through the building from east to west.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Monument. Re-scheduled Area 8 September 2003.

References

Bibliography

C and D Arch vol i pp 390 and 454 Vol ii pp 6, 74, 256, 204 and 221, plan fig 678 illustrations figs 679, 680, and 681.

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. 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 is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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