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 58059 47751
358059, 847751


Dated 1788. Courtyard plan; substantial stables/steading

range; single storey and single storey and loft. Rubble

and harl pointed rubble, tooled granite dressings.

N facing single storey and loft, 7-bay elevation (facing

mansion) with centre basket-arched entrance under gable

with keystone oculus and dated bellcote. Basket-arched

carriage houses in outer bays; 2 later wide square-headed

doorways at left and pedestrian entrance flanked by

segmental-headed windows at right. 6 loft windows.

W facing 7-bay elevation with gabled centre bay with wide segmental-headed entrance closed by plank doors flanked

by similar square-headed openings. Slightly advanced

gable at left and projecting gabled wing right.

Ball finialled apices ('pineapple' finial at SW gable);

slate roofs.

Some modern alterations and additions at rear.

Statement of Special Interest

Bellcote dated 1788 and initialled AD for Major Alexander

Duff who purchased Mayen 1785-88 and built both mansion

and stable range, relegating the old house as the Mains

of Mayen.

Modern silo tower at rear of steading not included in




THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1797, Witherington and Grant ed.

vol xiv, 1982), p. 400.

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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