Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 34547 58663
334547, 858663


Circa 1830, with slightly later porch and later dormers.

2-storey and attic, 3-bay house. Mixed rubble frontage, red

sandstone rubble flanks, tooled and polished sandstone ashlar

dressings. Centre door masked by later square tooled and

polished ashlar porch with side entrance, front window, angle

pilasters and Greek key pattern frieze below corniced

wallhead. Tall flanking ground floor windows under relieving

arches; 1st floor fenestration linked by cill and

lintel/eaves bands; later 19th century canted dormers in

outer bays. 8-pane glazing to main house front; 2- and 4-pane

elsewhere. Coped panelled end stacks; slate roof.

Low coped front garden wall.

Statement of Special Interest

No 42 South Street was the home of Dr Smith who left it,

together with other property in South Street (formerly South

Lane), to the Free Church of Scotland in Fochabers in 1897.

The house is next door to the former Free Church, and his

intention was that it should serve as manse. However, the

decision to re-build the Free Church (the Pringle Church) at

the E end of High Street in 1900, conveniently sited close to

the manse (now The White House) nullified this and the house

was sold round 1900.



W Ewing, ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH ii (1914), p 203.


Nov 1897, p 5.

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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