Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NC 95215 65155
295215, 965155


Early east facing portion dated 1751, extended earlier/mid 19th century probably to form H-plan, the southern recess being filled in later 19th century by bold, tall 2-storey entrance section re-casting main entrance to south. Also late 19th century substantial additions at NE with library, additional service rooms etc. All harled with ashlar dressings

and margins.

2-storey, wide 5-bay south facing facade, with wide projecting centre bay with off-centre door with segmental headed light above, and closely flanked by mullioned and transomed windows, with similar fenestration in 1st floor (lighting later 19th century drawing room) Flanking gabled crowstepped bays, with 2-window facades, to SE being gable of 1751 house. 3-storey, 8-bay west elevation, the upper windows breaking the wallhead into gablets.

Symmetrical 2-storey and basement, 5-bay house (dated 1751) faces east, centre bay with shaped wallhead gable, door at ground, window above set in dated semi-circular keystoned panel, occulus above; centre door flanked by later 19th century rectangular bay windows; scroll skewputts and apex stack to centre gablet; diminutive paired occuli in gables. 1751 and earlier 19th century ranges mainly reglazed, but a little 12-pane sash and case glazing survives; some stained and lattice glazing to entrance front fenestration. Various rambling single and 2-storey additions fill NE and rear, enclosing irregular rear service court; some canted mullioned windows; corniced end and ridge stacks; slate roofs.

Interior; main south entrance opens into panelled entrance hall, thence to stair hall with carved wooden balustered staircase.

Panelled dado and chimney piece in 1st floor drawing room, which has ornate painted plaster ceiling with cornice; pair fluted pilasters frame wide bay window.

Early house has original scale and plat staircase, now enclosed in later 19th century panelling.

Statement of Special Interest

By 1774 Sandside "a modern house" 2 small symbol stones, both Scheduled Ancient Monument No 616, set in walls east and west of house.



T Pennant, A TOUR IN SCOTLAND, 1769 (3rd ed. 1774) with

appendix by Rev. A Pope, Minister of Reay), P.329.

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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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