Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 25461 52599
325461, 852599


Dated 1893, style of Alexander Ross. Scottish Baronial,

asymmetrical 2-storey and attic mansion with square central

tower rising one storey above roof-line. Tooled squared

rubble, tooled and polished ashlar dressings. 5-bay S

entrance front with advanced and gabled centre bay with

simple Neo-Jacobean doorpiece and dummy bartizans flanking

gabled 1st floor; centre window with cable moulded

architraves and coat of arms above. Angle side lights flank

entrance. Rectangular tripartite projecting windows in outer

bays with decorative parapets raised at centre to

accommodate blank shield. At right, angle drum tower rises 2

storeys terminating with bellcast conical slated roof; at

left, angled corner with square 1st floor oriel.

5-bay return W garden elevation with rectangular projecting

window, tripartites and bipartites; 1st floor fenestration

breaks wallhead under crowstepped gablets; continuous

stepped string course links 1st floor fenestration at S and

W elevations.

Austere 2-storey and attic E elevation with substantial

4-storey square tower slightly set back at SE with 1st floor


Corbelled and crenellated wallhead to tower with cannon

water spouts and angle stair turret above wallhead with

conical roof. 2-pane glazing; original rainwater goods with

decorative thistle detailing; coped wallhead stacks; slate

roofs; ornate cast-iron finials.

INTERIOR: entrance hall with Gothic screen separating

staircase (rising to 1st floor top-lit landing) with

continuous decorative cast- and wrought-iron balustrade.

DINING ROOM: (right), richly decorated coffered plaster

ceiling; panelled doors and window shutters.

DRAWING ROOM: (left), white marble chimneypiece; panelled

surround to window embrasures; strapwork design to plaster

ceiling with decorative cornice.

Statement of Special Interest

Monogrammed and initialled EDD PDD for Edward and Pheobe

Dunbar Dunbar. Earlier mansion destroyed by fire.



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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.

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