Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 3315 4527
333150, 945270


Later 18th century front portion of double pile house with

extensive additions and alterations of varying 19th century

dates. 2-storey, symmetrical 3-bay front with single storey

and attic, single bay piended wings set back at gables. Later

rear additions.

Frontage white harled with contrasting painted details; side

and rear elevations all rubble with tooled rubble dressings.

Centre door in south front masked by mid 19th century

projecting square porch with round-headed keystoned doorway.

All front windows with 1830-40 square hoodmoulds; long windows

flank centre door.

Centre rear bay gabled and crowstepped with long circa

1830-40 Gothic Y-traceried stair window; projecting flanking

wings from U-plan court partially infilled by low single

storey gabled mid 19th century centre porch flanked by

crowstepped bays with pointed headed windows.

Further mid-later 19th century, 2-storey 3-bay double pile

(of separate builds) wing at SW with 2 wallhead gables at SE


Mainly 4- and 12-pane glazing; end and apex stacks, with some

decorative chimney cans; Caithness slate roofs. Interior;

original later 18th century entrance hall and flanking rooms

re-cast in mid-19th century with staircase of that date

rising through rear pile, horseshoe fronted 1st floor landing

below corbelled and braced timber roof decorated with shields

bearing family coats of arms. Shaped balusters and decorative

newels; landing supported by ornately carved brackets;

decorative plaster ceiling cornice in entrance hall. Moulded

and panelled doorpieces with segmental headed doors with

Y-traceried upper glazed panels. Later 18th chimney piece in

right portion of entrance hall; modern chimney piece to left.

Small barrel ceilinged drawing room in SW wing.

Various changes of level internally; small blocked stair-case

in rear.

Statement of Special Interest

Thrumster originally home of the Innes' of Thrumster.




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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