Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 9368 59314
309368, 859314

Removal Reason

Delist to remove dual designation (monument will remain scheduled) For RoH etc. see 300018633


Dated 1602. Tall, 6-storey tower, the surviving portion of

former castle. Harl pointed rubble, ashlar dressings. Square

tower with crenellated and bartizaned wallhead with cannon

waterspouts; regular fenestration; projecting circular stair

turret rising full-height against E elevation; doorway at E

in ground floor with wrought-iron yett; gun loops. E face

reveals former 1st floor hall hearth with massive joggled

corniced mantel with centre coat of arms.

INTERIOR: tower consists of single rooms, one on top of other

served by wheel stair; rooms in 2 upper floors vaulted; apex

of stair tower also vaulted.

Statement of Special Interest

Coat of Arms initialled AD and KR for Alexander Dunbar of

Grange and his wife Katherine Reid, with RD for Robert Dunbar

below with '1602 zeiris'. Alexander Dunbar died in 1593

before completion of castle in 1602 and was succeeded by his

son Robert. Castle added to in 1702 and demolished (except

tower) in 1802 to provide materials for Burgie House

(remodelled 1912).

Change of Category B to A, 25.4.89.



THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1794-5, Witherington and Grant ed

1982), p.631. Anon, SURVEY OF PROVINCE OF MORAY (1798),

p.161. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1842), p.248. MacGibbon and


ii (1887), pp.261-3. J G Murray, THE BOOK OF BURGIE (1930),

pp.21-2, 30 pl.3. Stewart Cruden, THE SCOTTISH CASTLE (1960,

3rd ed 1981), p.220.

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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