Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 84480 1343
384480, 801343


Main Block: S.E. part c. 1640/70, 3-storey with end tower

projections, 4-window centre with central moulded doorway and

corbelled centre chimney with Cumin coat of arms triple

shafted at top; c.1730 3-storey and basement 9-window front

with architraved central doorpiece added to N.W. doubling

width of house. Symmetrical N. & S. wings of good design

added 1910 W. Dalton Ironside (Walker and Duncan). Fire

damaged 1910, interior reinstated with principal rooms

faithfully reproduced incorporating parts of original (but

with woodwork varnished), Dr. Wm. Kelly. Harled throughout,

original part steeply battered, slighter batter in later

work. Principal interior 2nd floor ballroom, R-doric

pilasters coved ceiling with painting of Aurora after Guido

Reni (by Allan Sutherland, replacing original lost in fire).

Statement of Special Interest

Resemblance of centre 3 shafted chimneys to those at

Keithhall should be noted.



O.S.A. v. XVI p.364

N.S.A. v. XII p.108

3.S.A. p.125

Henderson Annals of Lower Deeside p.115 St. Margaret's School

for Girls, Historical note in Boarding House prospectus (date

given c.1640) W. Douglas Simpson, Earldom of Mar p.130 gives

date as c.1672. Plans (Walker and Duncan) A. Marshall

Mackenzie and Marr (per AGR Mackenzie notes). W. Douglas

Simpson in Press and Journal May 18th 1925. Aberdeen Daily

Journal Jan. 24th 1910.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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