Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
ND 34258 71872
334258, 971872


Late 18th/early 19th century, 2-storey 3-bay house with

flanking single storey, 2-bay wings, all south facing;

circa 1835 2-storey, 3-bay wing projects at rear (north).

All harled with ashlar and rendered margins. Symmetrical

3-bay front with former centre door now window; entrances

in simple porch in right wing and in glazed porch in NW

re-entrant angle both dated 1889. Large rear with symmetrical

3-bay west elevation with blind windows in centre bay,

in ground and 1st floors, and with symmetrical 2-bay.

fenestration in north gable. 4-and 12-pane glazing; corniced

wallhead and end stacks; slate roof; crested tile ridge.

Interior; interior re-cast; little of interest.

Statement of Special Interest

George Sinclair (of Brabster and West Cannisbay) "has

lately enlarged the House of West Cannisbay... and rendered

it a comfortable residence."



NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT, xv, (1840) p. 27.

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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