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WATTEN MAINSLB14979

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
13/04/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Watten
NGR
ND 25215 56154
Coordinates
325215, 956154

Description

Dated 1763. Two-storey and attic, 3-bay house with symmetrical

south facing front; all harled with contrasting painted ashlar

margins. Centre door with plain fanlight; centre gablet with

small attic window with round-headed dated pediment and apex

stack; 2 later 19th canted dormers; 12-pane glazing. Irregular

single storey and attic wing to rear with projecting porch at

east; mainly lying-pane glazing. Corniced end stacks; West

Highland slate roof, Caithness slates to rear.

Statement of Special Interest

"Mains of Watten.. improved by the late Sir Robert Anstruther

about fifty years ago" (1840).

Dated pediment initialled

RMS

17 IS 63

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xv, (1840) p 56.

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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