Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 48148 35227
348148, 735227


Circa 1836. Single-storey, L-plan with additions, Elizabethan style lodge.

Cherry-cocked masonry, mostly with details pointed over, slate roof.

Skew gables with stepped copes, gablet skew ends and scroll apex stones. Inharmonious uPVC windows throughout.

W ELEVATION: gable at left, bipartite window with chamfered margins, St George?s cross armorial in gable with modern horizontal window immediately above; entrance porch at re-entrant angle, Tudor arch with modern in-fill and door, 2 finialled pediments, later addition at right, corniced central ridge stack with 2 corniced angle stalks.

N ELEVATION: 2 slightly advanced gables, each with bipartite windows with chamfered margins, and gun slits.

E ELEVATION: advanced modern addition at left masking original wallhead stack as above; original gable at right as at W elevation (gun slit instead of armorial in gable).

5 square-plan chamfered and tapered gatepiers with decorative cast-iron railings on low stone wall.

Statement of Special Interest

Lodge to demolished Laws House, similar to smaller lodge at Laws Hill.



J Malcolm, PARISH OF MONIFIETH, (1910), p190; FORFARSHIRE ILLUSTRATED, (1848), p71; NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xi, p548; A Warden, ANGUS OF FORFARSHIRE, iv, p406; 1865 Ordnance Survey map.

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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