Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 34298 67680
334298, 667680


Mid 19th century. 2-storey, with 1st floor breaking eaves, asymmetrically planned house (formed farmhouse). Stugged ashlar. Base course. Raised margins and angle margins. Deep overhanging eaves.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: corniced basket ashlar porch at centre, set in re-entrant angle formed with broad advanced gabled bay to right; leaded roof; panelled door. Corniced canted window with half-piend leaded roof at ground in advanced bay to right; window at 1st floor. Broader window at ground in bay to left; dormerheaded window at 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay. Advanced gabled bay to right; broader window at ground and window at 1st floor. Gabled 2-leaf door at centre, enlarged from window; dormerheaded window at 1st floor. Window at ground in bay to left.

N ELEVATION: 3-bay. Window at ground and piended dormerheaded window at 1st floor in bay to right. Shouldered off-set chimney-breast at centre. Bay to left blank. Later rendered gabled projection forming porch, adjoined to W gable by single storey block to left and 2-storey lean-to to right; 2-leaf door to right and window to left to N within porch; 2 windows to left return.

W ELEVATION: window at 1st floor in gabled bay to right. Single storey gabled wing running N adjoined to left; window at centre to W; door at centre, window to left and garage door to right to E.

Lying-pane glazing pattern to timber mullioned windows, some 3-light and some apparently with unusual vertical sliding sashes. Corniced stacks, wallhead to N, gablehead to W and S, and ridge to S pitch. Grey slates Some original cans.

Statement of Special Interest

This building is shown on the OS Map 1852-53. Thornybank House was originally the farmhouse for Thornybank Steading (see separate listing for 1-9 (inclusive nos) Thornybank Cottages and gateway to Thornybank Steading). It has details which make reference to David Bryce's designs in a minimal manner.



OS Map 1852-53.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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