Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 92634 54287
292634, 854287


House; dated 1792. Single storey and attic, unusual

"cottage" dwelling with 5-bay north facing facade and

U-plan garden court to south. All pinned Kinsteary pink

granite rubble with contrasting tooled ashlar sandstone

dressings. Projecting gabled centre bay with lunette,

apex wrought-iron dated weather vane (pointers missing)

and side entrance. Centre ground floor Venetian window;

similar windows in flanking recessed bays; tripartites

in further recessed outer bays; 2 small piended dormers;

intersecting and multi-pane glazing.

South facing U-plan garden court enclosed east and west

by domestic and office ranges and closed on south side

by low wall with cast-iron railings. North and east

elevations of inner court linked by continuous glazed

lean-to extensions. Corniced ridge and wallhead stacks;

piended slate roof.

Interior; original 6-panelled doors and simple coved


Walled garden; large walled garden, rubble walls with

ashlar copes; brick lined on south and west elevations.

Statement of Special Interest

Weathervane initialled GC.

Kinsteary lands belonged to Sutherlands of Kingsteary;

sold in later 19th century to Cosmo Gordon of Cluny (ie) (Aberdeenshire), from whom it passed to his brother,

Charles Gordon of Braid (Edinburgh who had property and

trade in Tobago, West Indies

Datestone of 1698 initialled IS (James?) Sutherland at


House gives impression that it was converted from former

(later 19th century) stables.



THE STATISTICAL Account, xix, (1797) p.618. William


NAIRN AND MORAY (1813) p.55. George Bain, HISTORY OF

NAIRNSHIRE (1893) pp.427, 451

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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