Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
National Park
NJ 34033 11212
334033, 811212


Probably 18th century origin, various later additions including 19th century summer house. Good early walled garden, partly crowstepped, retaining fine gates (see Notes) and well-detailed Gothick summer house. Sited to NE of house on ground falling to SE. Approximately rectangular-plan garden with V-plan S end and dividing wall running E-W, N end sub-divided with path running N-S. Coped, snecked rubble walls.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: square-plan, coped ashlar pond with centre pier to N garden.

ENGINE HOUSE (SUMMER HOUSE): slated rubble, single storey over raised basement, single bay, former summer house to W boundary of S garden, incorporating bowed projection to W (outside garden wall), decoratively-astragalled pointed arch windows and ashlar ridge stack.

INTERIOR: moulded cornices to coomed ceiling and horseshoe grate in timber fire surround.

GATEPIERS AND GATES: reduced square-section ashlar gatepiers with moulded cornices and large ball finials. 2-leaf decorative ironwork gates. Further gates to dividing wall, 2-leaf ironwork with elaborate detail of intertwined vine leaves and grapes (see Notes).

Statement of Special Interest

A good sized early walled garden retaining unbreached enclosing walls with some very fine ironwork gates. These gates were removed from the bombed house in Park Lane, London owned by the grandfather of the last generation of Wallaces at Candacraig, probably during the 1950s. The 1st edition Ordnance Survey map shows enough detail to hint at formal walks and planting particularly in the rectangular north garden. An early print (possibly 18th century) of Candacraig House set within a picturesque landscape shows a high wall set back to the northeast, possibly the current walled garden. The former summer house was equipped with an electricity generator during the early years of the twentieth century. It was subsequently used for wedding ceremonies with the walled garden run as a nursery garden. The whole has since been reinstated as part of the formal house policies.



I Shepherd RIAS Gordon (1994), p68. 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1869-70). Information courtesy of Falconer Wallace.

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.

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