Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 46179 64736
346179, 864736


Mid-later 18th century. Pair of formerly mirrored 2-storey,

5-bay blocks wth centre projecting stairwell flanked by

doorways, fronting each other and flanking front court of

mansion long demolished. Pinned rubble, tooled ashlar


E BLOCK: converted as dwelling in later 19th century. Ground

floor canted window projects at SW, 2 gabled dormers break

wallhead in outer front bays, 3 at rear. 4-pane glazing.

Later 19th century gabled end stacks, single rear wallhead

stack; later 19th century gabled slate roof with projecting


W BLOCK: symmetrical 5-bay E front; entrances flank centre

stair projection; regular 3-window fenestration in W

elevation; all windows margined. Coped end stacks; piended

local slate roof with stone ridge.

INTERIOR: in poor condition; remains of former kitchen in

ground floor and large combed ceiling room in 1st floor.

Cantilevered staircase survives in stairwell.

WALLED GARDEN: L-plan walled garden to E and N of complex

enclosing site of former mansion. Rubble, tooled cope. Large round-headed entrance arch at W.

Statement of Special Interest

Rannas was the ancestral home of the Hay's of Rannas. Andrew

Hay, the last of the line, died in 1789, after which the

property was bought by the Earl of Seafield. The 'House of

Rannas' was demolished at some time before 1822: some of the

material re-used in Cullen Town Hall, 1822-3. Some slates

re-used on Cullen House c. 1985.



THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1792-3, Witherington and Grant

edition, 1982), p.395. Scottish Record Office GD248/784/5/56.

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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