Listed Building

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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

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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