Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 86024 51306
286024, 851306


Circa 1815 with mid-19th century villa with additional east

and west wings, forming cruciform plan. 2-storey house over

raised basement, symmetrical 3-bay frontage. Rubble with

tooled ashlar dressings.

Main south front; centre door with side lights and fanlight

approached by semi-circular flight shallow steps oversailing

raised basement. Corniced portico supported by paired slender Roman-Doric columns (2 pairs), flanked by tall outer bay

windows. 3-bay side elevations each have short projecting

later centre wings, to west with large corbelled oriel window

in ground floor and jerkin headed gable head; mainly 12-pane

glazing. 4 symmetrical batteries of ridge stacks, those to

front linked by continuous cornice and all with cast-iron

cans; shallow piended slate roofs, with rear valley. Garage

doors slapped in east elevation of raised basement.

Interior: drawing room (west) and dining room have decorative

plaster cornices, Greek key-patterned in drawing room and egg

and dart in dining room.

Coped rubble walled garden with brick lining.

Statement of Special Interest

Additional wings already appear on 1st edition OS, 1869.

Home of Captain William Fraser, the proprietor of Royal

Brackla Distillery, established in 1812.



George Bain, HISTORY OF NAIRNSHIRE (1893) p.475.

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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