Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 7702 83390
307702, 683390


18th century; later alterations. Symmetrical 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house with central nepus gable. Harled; dressed stone eaves course; vertical margins at arises and nepus gable margins.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central replacement door; moulded stone doorpiece. Flanking bipartite replacement windows to ground and 1st floor. Single 1st floor window centred above door. 2 small windows in nepus gable. Concrete surrounds to ground and 1st floor windows.

W ELEVATION: attached to 8 Main Street.

N ELEVATION: not seen, 2000.

E ELEVATION: attached to 2 Main Street, The Bruce Arms.

Modern 2-pane fenestration. Purple grey slate roof. Skews and scroll skewputts. Moulded cornice to nepus gable; and nepus gable chimney stack. Corniced gable apex stacks, taller stack to right.

INTERIOR: not seen, 2000.

Statement of Special Interest

Despite fenestration changes (from single to bipartite windows) which have affected the overall character of the building, Brewstead remains an important building in Limekilns and is situated in a prominent position at the beginning of Main Street. The name of the building and the proximity of the later Bruce Arms suggest a connection for this part of Limekilns with brewing.



1st Edition OS Map, 1856; N Fotheringham, THE STORY OF LIMEKILNS, 1997, p40.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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