Listed Building

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Group Category Details
100000020 - See Notes
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Port Of Menteith
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NS 52374 97455
252374, 697455


Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

1790, architect unknown. Axially situated at the NE end of the Main Street of Gartmore, Gartmore Village Gate provides access to the Gartmore estate. It is composed of a central semi-circular arch flanked by trefoil piers with a crenellated parapet. Flanked by slim towers with quatrefoil pier angles, trefoil headed side gates with quatrefoils above. The curved side screen walls terminate in quatrefoil piers. Constructed of painted roughcast with ashlar dressings. The flanking towers still retain their gothic wrought iron gates, but the central arch has lost its gates (shown in an early old postcard).

A good surviving example of a relatively unaltered estate gate. It dates from the later 18th century, the period when the Graham family of Gartmore carried out a series of improvements to their house and grounds, and laid out the planned estate village of Gartmore.

Statement of Special Interest

B-Group together with Gartmore House, the Walled Garden, Burial Enclosure and Gartartan Lodge.

Early 20th century postcards show that a single storey Gothic lodge, with piended roof, crenellated parapet and pointed openings, was once attached to the Gate on the NW side. This lodge is shown on both the 1st and 2nd edition Ordnance Survey maps of 1859-64 and 1898-1900 respectively. Now demolished, it was used to accommodate the Free Church congregation of Gartmore before they built their own church in 1847.

The Village Gate is currently in a poor state of repair (2004).



1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1859-64); 2nd edition Ordnance Survey map (1898-1900); McKean, Charles, Stirling and The Trossachs: An Illustrated Architectural Guide (Edinburgh, 1994), 118; The Church in Gartmore: The First Two Hundred Years (Stirling, 1995); Gifford, John & Walker, Frank A, The Buildings of Scotland: Stirling & Central Scotland (New Haven & London, 2002), 637. Additional information courtesy of Gartmore Heritage Society (2004).

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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