Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 5657 56609
305657, 856609


Later 18th century. SE facing 2-storey, 3-bay house with

later single storey, 3-bay wings at NE and SW gables. Harled,

tooled ashlar margins, contrasting painted reveals. Centre

door masked by later gabled porch. Centre door in SW wing now

blocked as storey; 2- and 4-pane glazing. Later 18th century

moulded copes to end panelled stacks on main house; slate


INTERIOR: 18th century panelled window shutters.

Statement of Special Interest

Mound at rear of house known as 'Lady Duff's tomb'. The

moated mound is possibly an early fort; ruined squared

masonry semi-subterranean structure on top may have been

burial tomb. The Duff family (Earls of Fife) owned Blervie

Castle and surrounding land during later 18th and 19th

centuries. Site of late 18th century distillery; house

probably that of manager and listed Category B for historic

interest. Distillery farms are unusual in terms of

agricultural history.



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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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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