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LETTERFOURIE, GRANARYLB15544

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Rathven
NGR
NJ 44724 62556
Coordinates
344724, 862556

Description

Dated 1776. Centre 2-storey, 3-bay granary block of former

large U-plan S facing hollow square. Rubble, ashlar

dressings. Centre doorway; centre round-headed keystoned loft

door with blocked imposts above, flanked by small loft window

each side. Centre gable breaks wallhead with coat of arms and

apex birdcage bellcote with ball finial, weathervane and

bell.

2 rear loft windows and large later entrance slapped in

ground floor. Piended loft entrance breaks wallhead at E with

forestair.

Piended local slate roof with stone ridge.

INTERIOR: ceiling removed.

Roofless range at E; irregular single storey and loft range

at W, with corrugated iron roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Centre granary block is the only original feature to survive

of a remarkable and large U-plan steading. All former

buildings to E are ruinous and overgrown; a re-modelled range

survives at W; this is not included in listing.

A mill pond can be traced at NE.

Bell inscribed LETTERFURIE.

References

Bibliography

Bruce Walker, FARM BUILDINGS IN THE GRAMPIAN REGION (Grampian

Regional Council, 1979), p.23.

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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