Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 32853 13569
332853, 713569


Drawings made by James MacLeran, architect who died before work began; building superintended by Alexander Laing, architect Roger Black mason, Peter Nicol and Kilgour, wrights. Built 1796-1800. 2-storey classical mansion house with symmetrical 9-bay south front, and service wings to

north. Lightly droved yellow ashlar with polished dressings. Principal entrance now in 4-bay east elevation: tall, depressed-arched off-centre doorway (possibly inserted circa 1883) glazed door, sidelights and large fanlight. 12-pane sashes to other openings. South elevation: 3 central advanced and pedimented bays flanked by giant Ionic pilasters.

Original central door now a 15-pane window; all openings in architraves; 12-pane sashes. Mutule cornice and balustraded parapet. Tripartite and 12-pane sashes to west elevation. Symmetrically placed rendered stacks and piended slate roof.

INTERIOR: central hall has round-headed passages and doors in round- headed panels leading off; decorative plasterwork frieze with swags, and delicate ceiling rose over square cantilevered stair. Low service wing to north is principally a 2-storey U-plan block with 5 bays to north elevation, central porch, 1st floor windowheads of 3 inner bays raised above eaves with flat roofs, wall-head stacks to advanced outer bays; linked to house and to low single storey rectangular-plan block to west, 12-pane sash recessed in round-headed panel in south elevation of latter.

Large octagonal enclosure (probably Alexander Laing, Architect) to north is rubble-built with ashlar dressings and flat stone coping; round-arched opening to north, 2 square-headed gates to south, blind, round-headed panels to each intermediate face; some lean-to sheds against interior of walls. Square-plan piend-roofed block (now a garage) has segmental-headed opening to south elevation. 2 circular droved ashlar gatepiers at west drive.

Statement of Special Interest

A Group. GD 364/644 is noted to have contained a sketch of a doorway for the house 1883; principal entrance probably moved from south front about then. 2 symmetrically positioned low, square enclosure to south

which may be garden seats. Now overgrown.



SRO GD 364/92 95 644 757.

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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