Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 35488 47234
335488, 947234


Dated 1692 and 1875; now mainly 19th century, incorporating

earlier fabric. Large, 2-storey house built around small

inner court. All harled with some ashlar dressings.

Asymmetrical 6-bay front with near centre (1875) wide

rectangular 2-storey entrance porch with side doors, that to

right with re-used lintel; and with front tripartite; porch

rises as 1st floor canted bay window with cornice and shaped

blocking course.

Wide 2-storey west elevation. Rear elevation flanked by wide

gables; round-headed centre entrance infilled with modern

door and window; large centre wallhead stack with diminutive

attic window.

Simple east range, with service entrance, linked to 2-storey

L-plan stable block. 2- and 4-pane glazing in front windows;

mainly 12-pane glazing in other elevations; ridge and end

coped stacks; slate roofs, modern tiles to rear.

Stables; earlier-mid 19th century 2-storey, L-plan stable

range linked to house at east by small lean-to out-building.

All rubble, tooled rubble dressings. South facing elevation

with small 3-bay dwelling with centre door and flanking

lying-pane glazed windows, left; segmental headed carriage

house, right, with loft window above. North arm of L contains

stables and loft. Ridge and end stacks; slate roofs.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly called Tolstone. Until 1982 home of Dunbars, later

Duff-Dunbars of Ackergill Tower and Hempriggs. Named

Hempriggs after former castle of Moray that name in from

where the Dunbars came originally. Re-used lintel inscribed




NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xv, (1841) p.142.

R.C.A.H.M.S. INVENTORY (1911) p.139.

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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