Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 45514 35989
345514, 735989


Early 19th century. Single storey, rectangular-plan, former school and 2-storey school house. Harled rubble, slate roof, brick gable stacks. Plate-glass sash and case windows (modern single pane at rear addition) with ashlar and cement rendered margins; plain bargeboards; exposed purlins at single storey gables.

S ELEVATION: house at left; door at centre masked by modern glazed porch, window at left and right, 3 windows at 1st floor; slightly lower, single storey, 4-window (school) wing at right. Former porch on gabled return to right with finial, window to E in position of former door.

N ELEVATION: single storey flat-roofed modern addition with door and

3 windows (and 1 at left return) masks ground floor of house at right, window and shouldered wallhead stack at wing at left, blank bay at far left.

Statement of Special Interest

An undated document ?Rights of Murroes School? in the Guthrie papers states that the present school and school house (presumably this building) was built near the site of a previous school and school house which had become ruinous. The previous building was built in the mid 18th century and was undoubtedly that referred to by Jervise and in a further document in the Guthrie papers ?Extracts from the records of the Session of Murrose?. The interior was not inspected.



Guthrie papers, SRO GD188/29/9/1; Andrew Jervise, EPITAPHS AND INSCRIPTIONS (1875), vol I, p126.

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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