Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 92952 53754
292952, 853754


Dated 1732. 2-storey, 6-bay house with later 2-storey,

2-bay addition in similar style at east gable; 19th

century single storey wing to rear. 6 regular south

facing bays with tall narrow windows with chamfered

margins and off-centre entrance with later corniced and

pilastered door-piece. Additional slightly later 2 wider

bays with similar fenestration continuous at east gable.

Diminutive gable attic windows; crowsteps; cavetto

skewputts; ridge and end corniced stacks; slate roof.

Single storey, 3-bay freestanding building at right

angles to main house and linked to it at SW by garden

wall, forming U-plan court. (Some evidence remains of

former matching building ar SE).

Interior; little remains of interest though outside east

gable wall clearly identifiable in attic, with

diminutive attic gable end window; pegged and numbered

collars and rafters.

Garden walls, house and gate piers; harl pointed garden

walls enclose square front garden; pair corniced rubble

gate piers in centre of east wall, with ogee caps and

finials. (similar entrance opposite in west side of

garden, now without gate piers).

Small low gabled rubble garden house incorporated in SW

angle of garden wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Alexander Brodie of Lethen gave up Lethen to his eldest

son (also Alexander) in 1732 and built himself a house at

Brightmony. He had a numerous family, which might have caused

the building of the additional 2 bays at the east gable of

the house.

NW skewputt initialled AB1732.

House and garden walls of special interest for survival

of original layout.



George Bain, HISTORY OF NAIRNSHIRE (1893) p.343.

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.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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