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HOWFF OF SCHIVASLB15984

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/04/1984
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Tarves
NGR
NJ 8971 3667
Coordinates
389710, 836670

Description

Initialled H.F. (Hugh Forbes) C.G. (Christian Garden) i.e. c.

1783-90, but walls may be older. Rubble-built parallelogram,

walls coped, segmentally arched entry on E. side with

urn, angle obelisks.

Statement of Special Interest

square instead of diagonally and the dimensions of the

table, podium and platform step all reduced. The balusters

are said to have come from the Earl Marischal's house

but were not originally part of the sundial. There are a

few other sundials of lesser note at Schivas, all imported.

References

Bibliography

W.D. Simpson, Short History of Tarves. J. Fenton

Wyness A Buchan Tower House. Jervise V II p. 352.

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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