Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 11711 17088
311711, 717088


Dated 1697 and 1703. Original house square plan 2-storey

and attic harled with margins U-plan valley roof, crow-

stepped gables; 5-window double gable front with centre

wallhead balustrade, central R-doric column segmentally

arched tripartite doorpiece, probably of 1818, swept

dormer heads 2nd floor on W. front, 2-storey N.E. wing

probably mid 18th century, extensive rubble-built

offices. Back (N.W.) wing 1818 as ballroom for the


Statement of Special Interest

Resemblance to Methven Castle should be noted; one

storey lower and without angle towers but otherwise

closely similar in outline.



N.S.A. v.X p 797

"Of late it has undergone considerable repairs" it was then the Pitkeathly House Hotel.

Morison's Guide to City and County of Perth p.41:-

"John Grant Esq. The old mansion house to which

considerable additions, public ball rooms c. have lately

been added. It is in a quiet romantic spot at a short

distance from the Wells and Lodgings and entertainment

are here amply provided by Mr. Menzies."

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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