Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 31312 15227
331312, 715227


Late 18th/early 19th century. Symmetrical 2-storey classical mansion house, with low 2-storey wing extending to west; alterations by John Watherston and Sons of Edinburgh circa 1892. Ashlar. East entrance elevation: 3 bays; central door with sidelights and segmental fanlight set behind semi-circular Ionic-columned portico. Flanking windows, with

aprons, recessed in rectangular panels; cill course to 1st floor with central tripartite; cornice; parapet, panelled with urn over central bay, balustraded over outer bays. Single later dormer; 2 symmetrically placed stacks and shallow, piended and platformed slate roof. South elevation: house has 4-bays, ground floor window with aprons, cill course to 1st floor. Symmetrical west wing, possibly incorporating fabric of 18th century building has 5 bays (additional narrow bay links to house) with single door or window openings; tripartites to central bay. Tuscan colonnade supporting 1st floor arcaded balustrade, single dormer; symmetrically placed stacks and slate roof. Low single storey

3-bay service block to west is linked by screen wall to outbuilding and to stable block beyond. Interior: partly remodelled circa 1892. Elliptical entrance hall; cupola over stairs. Panelled doors in moulded

architraves; re-used 18th century chimneypiece.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for George Paterson of Cunnoquhie. Agricultural survey of Fife, published 1800, notes Cunnoquhie as one of a group of house which was either wholly built or substantially added to "within the last

24 years".



Watherston drawings in SNMR (dated 1892).

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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