Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 63200 63813
263200, 863813

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Later 16th century. Tall, rectangular 4 storey tower on

cliff edge above shore; rubble, ashlar dressings; ruinous

west portion. Centre door south elevation with centre door

(or window) 1st floor and similar window openings centre 2nd

and 3rd floor. Similar openings north elevation but each

paired with second window to west. Later inserted door north

west with moulded architrave and gun loops. Blank east

elevation except doorway to complete corbelled wall walk

across gable, with semi-circular turret base at wallhead

height SE and SW corners. Enriched corbelling decorated with

dogtooth and cable moulding.

Internal floors barrel vaulted; roof has pack saddle vault.

Guard robe chute with vents 1st and second floor NE corner.

Very large internal flue taking up east gable. Water duct in

NE corner, ground floor. Remains of wheel stair SW corner.

Various gun loops and mural chambers. Remains of barmkin

walls at east and north, both with further gun loops.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled Monument




SCOTLAND, (1889) iii, p.465-6.

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xiv (1795) p.98 N Tranter THE


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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