Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 91054 81951
291054, 881951


Late 16th century incorporating earlier fragments; 2 later

alterations, probably mid 18th century and early 19th century.

Small 2-storey L-plan tower house with single wide bay to each

inner flank of L with round-headed plain chamfered doorway in

SW facing re-entrant. Harled rubble, ashlar dressings. Round

shothole to give cover for entrance, splayed oblong gun

loops elsewhere, including in 1st floor. Re-used 155? datestone

as 1st floor cill, south elevation; slop sink in ground floor,

east elevation. Crowsteps; 1 skewputt with shield in relief

at NW corner; end stacks; slate roof; stone ridge.

Statement of Special Interest

Re-used cill inscribed "ARBR OF LITIL TERREL 155?" The estate

is recorded as having belonged to Alexander Ross and his wife

Elizabeth in 1562.



Nigel Tranter, THE FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND, v, (1970),


National Monuments 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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