Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 47913 4525
347913, 804525


Later 19th century. 2-storey, 4-bay, L-plan former mill building with prominent kiln cowl to roof ridge. Yellow sandstone random rubble with squared lintels, rybats and quoins.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: advanced, broad gabled bay to left abutting 2-bay main range to rear. Glazed timber, sliding doors to ground, glazed former door opening to gablehead. Slightly taller, 2-bay drying kiln range abutting to right. Tall, octagonal, slated kiln flue to centre of roof ridge capped with large conical tin cowl.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: double bay with raised skews to left, slightly lower double bay to right with wallhead goods door breaking eaves to centre.

N (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end with small window to gablehead.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: gable end of main range to left obscured by abutting later addition. Double bay to right, right return to front entrance.

Predominanty fixed, single pane glazing. Grey slates, lead flashing, coped skews.

INTERIOR: main space converted to mechanic's workshop at ground level with pulleys, hoists and other mill machinery suspended from roof timbers. Former drying to kiln to rear retains heavily smoke stained lime washed walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Former village threshing mill and drying kiln with prominent cowl to the roof. Though the building is practically a shell the roofline forms an important feature of the Tarland historic street scape. The mill was originally water powered by the Whitely Burn to the rear and the outline of the mill lade and wheel pit can be discerned in the disused yard to the rear of the mill building.




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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