Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 35141 67876
335141, 667876


William Burn, 1829. Single storey, asymmetrical gabled cottage.

Stugged variegated pink ashlar. Chamfered reveals and cills. Deep overhanging eaves.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3-bay, bay to right advanced. Gabled porch at centre in re-entrant angle, formerly open, now with later glazed and timber infill; segmental arch to S with Tuscan column to left; panelled door. Canted window with ashlar half-piend roof in broad gabled bay to right. Window in advanced panel in bay to left.

W ELEVATION: 2 gabled bays. Canted window with ashlar half-piend roof in bay to right. Blocked narrow window in bay to left.

E ELEVATION: advanced lop-sided gable. Blocked door to right. Enlarged window at centre and window to left.

N ELEVATION: panelled door to outer left, with later small opening flanking to right. Window at centre and to right of gabled bay at centre. Window to right.

Largely 4-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows, some 2-pane. Rendered diagonally-placed ridge stack at centre. Purple-grey slates.

Gabled ashlar outbuilding and rubble garage to NE.

Statement of Special Interest

The 1829 plan for this house is entitled "Gamekeeper's House" (SRO RHP 9714/5); the house is called Cowden Cottage on the OS Map 1852-53.



SRO RHP 9714/5. OS Map 1852-53.

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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