Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 40804 39095
340804, 739095


Circa 1845. 2-storey, rectangular-plan, 3-bay house. Stugged sandstone coursers at S elevation, snecked rubble elsewhere, ashlar dressings with droved margins at angles, grey slate piended roof. Original 12-pane sash and case windows with advanced cills; prominent end stacks.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay, symmetrical; panelled door at centre approached by short flight of steps, 4-pane fanlight, mnargined doorcase with shallow pediment; window at left and right bays, 3 windows at 1st floor.

E GABLE: 2 asymmetrically placed windows at ground floor, blank single storey bay at right.

W GABLE: window at ground floor centre, 2 windows at 1st floor at outer bays (out-of-character PVC frame at left).

N ELEVATION: main wall plane has 2 windows at ground floor, 18-pane stair window at centre, window at 1st floor left; single storey service projection at left with door, 2 windows and later garage door, half-piended roof; later rubble-built porch at right with multi-pane timber windows and half-piended roof.

INTERIOR: plain cornices, original doors and shutters, some original chimneypieces; well stair with decorative cast-iron balusters, staggered stairs to attic.

FORMER FREE CHURCH: dated 1843. Rectangular-plan church, now roofless. Rubble sandstone masonry with ashlar dressings. Frameless round-headed margined windows with droved chamfered reveals, chamfered door openings, skewblocks.

S ELEVATION: 4 symmetrically placed windows with dateston at centre; entrance porch at left return gable; entrance porch and vestry at right return gable.

N ELEVATION: 3 symmettrically placed windows.

interior: gutted and planted as pleasure garden.

GIG HOUSE AND STABLE: circa 1845. Single storey, rectangular-plan gig house and stable. Rubble sandstone masonry with ashlar dressings, grey slate roof.

S ELEVATION: door and frameless window at right, original square-headed gig house doorway at left with droved margins and door pins (modern doors).

W GABLE: 12-pane sash and case window at left, hay-loft door at gable.

INTERIOR: 3 stalls with timber trevises.

HA-HA: rubble-built ha-ha at S and E.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: 2 pyramidal-capped ashlar gatepiers at S; 2 round-headed gatepiers at W; drystane boundary wall at W.

HORSE SHELTER: rubble-buiolt hourse shelter and stable at Nwall; shelter is roofless but has 5 hitching rings on rear wall, stable has 2 stalls and stone slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

The roofless former Free Church is dated 1843 and Ewing states that the manse was erected 'soon afterwards'. The manse, church and outbuildings form a significant historical group within the parish, largely unaltered except for the roofless church.



William Ewing, ed, ANNALS OF THE FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND (1914), vol.II, p163.

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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