Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NK 9564 46606
409564, 846606


Circa 1825-6(?) Symmetrical front, harled with granite

margins, centre part single-storey and attic with 4-column

wooden portico; R-doric of unusual type, lower 2/3rd with 2

bands of reeding upper 1/3rd plain; ashlar granite gable

rises pedimentally behind, 1 window with 1 canted dormer

above either side. End blocks 2-storey, 1-window to front, 2

down flanks; quadrant walls link to 2-storey block of offices

at back. Entrance hall has R-doric columns and a little

decorative plasterwork, interior otherwise fairly plain.

Statement of Special Interest

Probably built by James Shirras of Old Deer who bought it

from Alex How in 1825 or by Crawford Noble to whom he gave

the property in 1833. Ellismill House nearby, now gutted by

fire, seem to be by the same hand but of rather earlier date

(1805). Centre 2-storey without portico and 3-window bow on

E. front, details otherwise very similar. The old barn (1st

provisions list item) is extant but very dilapidated.

Hayfield, N.N.E. of Berryhill has been 2-storey 3-window

Georgian with single storey bow fronted wings but has been




Pratt's Buchan p.135

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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