Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 45507 53014
245507, 853014


Wardrop and Reid, 1877-78 (house dated 1878). Scottish

Baronial mansion house; stugged and sneck coursed rubble,

contrasting tooled ashlar dressings. Mainly 3 storeys,

blocks of varying height group round taller entrance bay

and tower. Off-centre crenellated tower on south elevation, 5

storeys with corbelled circular angle stair turret in

re-entrant angle former with entrance bay, conical roof and

weathervane above crenellations. Projecting near-centre gabled

3-storey entrance bay in south elevation with round-headed

doorway and initialled plaque above; angle bartizans. Elsewhere asymmetrical design with angle drum towers, bipartites and

tripartites; 2- and 3-storey canted bay windows, crowsteps and

gabletted dormers. 2-pane glazing throughout. Ridge and end

corniced stacks; slate roof.

Interior: entrance hall with stone Baronial chimneypiece to

medieval design and wide wooden staircase rising to 1st floor

and principal rooms. Drawing room with pendant plaster ceiling

and 2 marble chimney-pieces. Dining room with panelled dado and

ceiling, all with lozenge detailing; high carved and panelled

wooden chimney piece with inserted portrait. Further wooden

staircase with heavy balusters rising to 2nd floor and

principal bedrooms.

Nursery suite with decorative preses, one having illustrations

from Barrie's PETER PAN.

Statement of Special Interest

Built and owned by Stirling family from 1878-1982.



Original drawings with owner. Copies in National Monument

Record of Scotland.

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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