Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 59087 50611
359087, 850611


Circa 1750, with additions by A Marshall Mackenzie, 1900. 2-storey, 5-bay lairds house with raised basement, piended roof. Coursed whinstone rubble with galleting, probably formerly harled. Raised granite ashlar margins, rusticated quoins, modillioned cornice. Basement and rear harled.

S ELEVATION: ashlar steps to entrance at principal floor; porch with Corinthian columns, and entablature. Double, 2-leaf doors with strip fanlight with latticed glazing. 4 windows to principal floor and basement, 5 windows at 1st floor. 2-bay, single storey wings flanking, A M Mackenzie, 1900; piended, 2 windows to each floor.

N ELEVATION: polygonal roofed, canted stair tower projecting at centre, with door at ground, 2 stair windows above. Unfortunate lean-to addition to right at ground, window to outer bay, 2 blocked windows at 1st floor. 2 windows at each floor to left; canted, piend-roofed dormer to attic.

Single storey, 3-bay steading range adjoining at right angles to E,

forming court. 2 broad, basket-arched cart-arches, now glazed door, to outer left. Coach-house to N (see below).

E AND W ELEVATIONS: 2 windows at 1st floor to each gable. Sash and case windows, circa 1900, with 6-pane upper, 2-pane lower sashes. Some 12-pane glazing retained at rear. Grey slates to piended roof with swept eaves. Broad, tall corniced ashlar stacks with decorative cans.

INTERIOR: tripartite plan. Some plasterwork retained. 6-panelled, raised and fielded doors and shutters. Stone turnpike stair to 1st floor, in rear stairtower. Drawing Room to W at 1st floor with coved ceiling, simple cornice. Some original fire-surrounds. Bread-ovens to kitchen, and steading range.

COACHHOUSE: to N of house.

Single storey, with segmental arch to W gable, ashlar belfry above with weathervane.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: Rubble garden walls, and ashlar gatepiers to N, corniced with ball finials.

Statement of Special Interest

The house is a little altered example of a small lairds house. The 5 bay frontage 1st floor drawing room is similar to that of Clunie and Janefield, listed separately. Ardmeallie House walled garden, summerhouse and sundial are listed separately.




SCOTLAND, 1660-1800, (1987), p104, 106-7. NSA (1842) p382-3.

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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