Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 37495 38161
337495, 738161


Circa 1800, with mid 19th century wing to S. Single storey U-plan cottage and smithy. Rubble masonry, stone, slate, and corrugated sheet metal roof. End stacks, various glazing patterns.

E ELEVATION: lean-to additions at centre masking 2-leaf timber door to smithy at right. 2 rooflights, coped gable stack at right with thackstanes. Lower wing projecting at right with off-centre door at gable end, corrugated sheet metal roof. Wing advanced at left; sash and case window at right, window at right return, small attic window.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay, door at centre with dilapidated glazed porch, flanking windows. Slate roof, harled gablehead.

INTERIOR: forge at N end of circa 1800 wing.

Statement of Special Interest

The smithy is no longer used and the building was renovated in 1990. There is a painting of the smithy by Mackintosh Ptrick 'December Sunshine', 1949. Listed C(S) despite alterations and additions for its historical context in relation to South Balluderon Farm, which acquired the cottage in 1960.



OS map, 1860.

Gilbert Chalmers, '19th Century Grain Process in Angus', unpublished dissertation, RIBA, 1989.

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.

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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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