Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 94519 67027
394519, 867027

Removal Reason

Dual designation


Mainly 16th and 17th century ruinous castle. Rubble, ashlar

dressings and margins.

Earliest portion consists of square 3-storey roofless square

tower with entrance in N; low doorway with cable moulding

to architraves and blind or worn panels above. Corbelled

stair turret projects at 1st floor level at E; rectangular

oriel window set across NW and NE angles at 2nd floor height.

Tower fronted by circa 1700 long S facing roofless single

storey, regular 7-bay range with centre entrance and 3

windows with chamfered margins each side; low corbelled angle

bartizan at SE and SW, also roofless.

Various ruinous additions, notably kitchen at NE with tall

gable stack.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally owned by Fraser family; by 1791 property of Sir

William Forbes, having 'lately been purchased by him from the

deceased William Cumine of Pittaly (Pittulie)'. Date stones

of 1651, 1674 and 1727 recorded by J B Pratt in 1858 (see

MacGibbon & Ross).

2 plaques iwth monograms and coats of arms re-used in walls

of Mains of Pittulie, house and steading.

Ruins of dovecot incorporated in field wall approximately 100

yards S of castle. This is not included in listing.

Scheduled Ancient Monument.




SCOTLAND iii (1889), pp. 605-6.

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1791, Witherington and Grant ed.

vol. xv, 1982), p.459. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xii (1840),

p. 398. N Tranter, THE FORTIFIED HOUSE IN SCOTLAND v (1966),

pp. 77-9.

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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