Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
National Park
NJ 33405 15869
333405, 815869


Probably 1809 and 1858. Single storey with attic and raised basement, 3-bay, rectangular-plan N cottage with broad eaved piend roof and dominant centre stacks with 3 diamond-aligned shafts; 2-storey and raised basement, 3-bay, rectangular-plan S cottage dated 1858, with stone-pedimented windowheads breaking eaves, and diamond-aligned stacks. Large blocks of squared rubble with Aberdeen bond pinnings, harl to sides and rear of S cottage.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: both cottages with centre door symmetrical entrance elevations, that to S with later porch and tall narrow stair window to centre at rear.

Largely 12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows; 8-lying-pane glazing pattern in timber casement windows to 1st floor windows of S lodge. Graded grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks; ashlar-coped skews with block skewputts to S lodge.

INTERIORS: S lodge retains much early detail including moulded cornices, 6-panelled doors, panelled ceilings, dog-leg staircase with timber balusters. N lodge floor removed but retains 6-panelled timber doors and boarded dadoes, and kitchen range.

Statement of Special Interest

The Auchernach gate lodges present an impressive entrance to the long driveway leading to the house site and the walled garden. An early photograph shows a broad decorative iron and timberwork gate with flanking ball-finialled gatepiers and pedestrian gates. The S pier (minus finial) and pedestrian gate are all that remain. The Burn of Rhinstock passes under a semicircular-arched bridge immediately to the east of the cottages. A further arch adjoins the N Lodge and leads into the basement of the S Lodge which formerly had a hydro electric generator. Probably owing to the ruinous state of the North Lodge, it is locally assumed that this was the site of the generator. There were, though, two families living here until well into the 20th century.



I Shepherd RIAS Gordon (1994), p66. A G Hutchison The Geology of Auchernach (1930), p x and illus. Information courtesy of owner.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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