Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 50007 66094
350007, 866094


Dated 1816. Large former courtyard farm steading with W

range now demolished. Rubble, finely tooled ashlar dressings. Segmental-headed archway in centre of S elevation surmounted

by square crenellated clock tower rising 3 stages above

wallhead; window in centre of 1st and 2nd stages in S front

with clock face in each elevation of upper stage; small

leaded domed belfry supported by 4 slender columns stands on

top of tower with apex weathervane.

Corresponding crenellated square tower rises single stage

above segmental-headed archway in former centre of N

elevation, flanked W by surviving single bay of former

dwelling and E by 3-bay house later raised to accommodate

wallhead dormers. End stacks serving these houses rise above

wallhead of tower; flight-holes in all faces serve dovecot in

upper storey.

W inner face of E range largely taken up by arcade of 12

basket-arched cart bays below regularly spaced granary


Further range of 4 cart bays, also below granary windows,

flank inner face to E of clock tower; former stables with

swept dormered loft windows. All cart arches and entrances

have finely tooled (droved) jambs.

Varied roofing, brown Banffshire slates, grey slates and some

corrugated asbestos.

Statement of Special Interest

Letters from Factor of Castle to Col. Grant of Cullen suggest

that the Home Farm was built in stages. Plans for various

offices sent from Castle Grant to Cullen ...... 'from time to

time (it) should be built in such a manner that it may form

part of a regular Plan, no matter when the place is


Larger loft openings (pitching eyes) under shallow swept

dormers above stables probably designed to accommodate the

bulk of bundles of hay raised up from wagon on pitch-fork.

Unusual long range of 12 cart bays. Exceptional quality

tooling to ashlar dressings.

S aspect clock face dated 1816.

Modern farm buildings at W of steading not included in




Scottish Record Office, GD 248/1554, pp.33-4.

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