Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Daviot And Dunlichity
NH 66059 28359
266059, 828359


William Robertson, Architect, Elgin, 1841. Symmetrical 2-

storey house with wide 3-bay NE gabled entrance front,

symmetrical return gables and 2-storey, 2-bay rear wing.

Mid 20th century small addition in S re-entrant angle. All

harled with tooled ashlar margins. Centre door masked by

projecting gabled porch with 1861 datestone above shallow

segmental headed entrance with double leaf panelled door.

Outer bays with 2-storey window projection; tripartites in

ground floor, bipartites in 1st floor, the centre under

small stilted gablet. Pair similar bipartites in ground floor

north elevation of rear wing, with 1st floor windows under

similar gablets. Thick centre wooden mullions to all 2- and

3-light windows; similar detailing to all single windows.

Lying-pane glazing, margined in all larger windows. Paired

tapering and corncied ashlar stacks set diagonally on

facetted rectangular bases; similar single centre ridge

stack. Shallow pitched slate roof with projecting eaves;

plain bargeboards with pronounced blocked joist detailing;

wooden ridge finials to gables. Interior; curved centre rear

stair with simple cast-iron balusters. Plain ceiling moulded

cornices in ground floor public rooms.

Statement of Special Interest

Advertisement for tender for "Brin Cottage". House similar to

(now somewhat altered) Innismount, Aludearn, former school

and schoolmaster's house designed by William Robertson, also

in 1841. Porch at Tomintoul House probably dates from 1841

with later (1861) datestone and E.C.S.W for E.C. Sutherland

Walker, who purchased Brin Estate c.1860 and built Brin House

nearby, after which Brin Cottage was probably re-named

Tomintoul, the name under which it appears on 1st ed. OS.




INVERNESS COURIER April 17, 1841. Advertisement for tender.


(1851), 1852, 1857, 1862.) Elizabeth Beaton, "WILLIAM


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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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