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

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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