Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 28038 3189
328038, 703189


Earlier 19th century, altered 20th century. 2 storey with attic, 3 bay classically detailed house. Squared and coursed rubble with slate pinning, contrasting droved ashlar quoins and raised margins, harled with stone margins to sides and rear. Base course and eaves cornice. Pedimented doorcase, corniced ground floor windows and chamfered arrises.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: deep set 2 leaf part glazed timber door at centre with 4 pane fanlight in architraved surround with tablet to centre of frieze bearing carved oak leaf on oval patera flanked by floreate detail round paterae and pediment with blind tympanum, corniced windows in flanking bays and regular fenestration at 1st floor with decorative frieze below eaves cornice..

NW ELEVATION: boarded timber door with letterbox fanlight in bay to left of centre with adjacent flanking windows, that to right small and further small window to outer right; window in bay to outer right at 1st floor and 3 windows to left of centre.

NE ELEVATION: window to right of centre at ground with small window above at 1st floor and further window to outer left, small, blinded window off centre left at gablehead.

SW ELEVATION: altered bipartite window off centre right at ground, window to outer right at 1st floor and small, blinded window off centre right at gablehead.

4 and 12 pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows; except fixed window at 1st floor centre to rear. Grey slates. Broad, coped ashlar gablehead stacks with some cans and ashlar coped skews.

INTERIOR: plain cornicing. Roof with kingpost truss.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Internal stair added later 20th century, original access to upper floor by forestair to rear. On land purchased from Balfour of Balbirnie, Coul Mains was built by a local mine owner who later built Coul Farmhouse and Steading.



Information courtesy of owner.

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.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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