Listed Building

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Panbride House, excluding gatelodge to southwest, off Arbroath Road, near CarnoustieLB18422

Status: Designated


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Last Date Amended
Local Authority
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NO 57865 35334
357865, 735334


James McLaren, dated 1856. Small Jacobean styled mansion house, two-storey with single-storey wings. Rubble and slate. Interesting interiors.

Statement of Special Interest

Panbride House was designed by James McLaren for John Dickson. Dickson built the house after he purchased Panbride Bleachfields for £4220 in 1851 (Dumfries and Galloway Standard, 2 July 1851). The bleachfields, for the bleaching of flax yarn, were built in 1841 by Lord Panmure. Panbride House was completed in 1856, as indicated by a dated carved panel on its south elevation.

In the early 20th century Panbride House was owned by Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Houtonville Richardson. Lt Col Richardson pioneered the training of Airedale Terriers for military service. They were trained to locate injured soldiers on the battlefield, sentry work and carry messages and supplied to the trenches in the First World War. His first trained dogs were given to Glasgow Police in 1905 and are believed to be the first official police dogs in the United Kingdom.

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2018. Previously listed as 'Panbride House'.



Canmore: CANMORE ID 194826


Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1858, published 1859) Forfarshire LII.9 (Panbride). 1st Edition. 25 inches to the mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1901, published 1902) Forfarshire LII.9 (Panbride). 2nd Edition. 25 inches to the mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1921, published 1923) Forfarshire LII.9 (Panbride). 3rd Edition. 25 inches to the mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Printed Sources

Dumfries and Galloway Standard (02 July 1851) Condensed News – Panbride Bleachfield. p.3.

Dundee Advertiser (13 March 1896) Coachman. p.1.

Dundee Evening Telegraph (10 August 1906) p.5

Dundee, Perth, and Cupar Advertiser (10 June 1851) Bleachfield for sale. p.1.

Online Sources

Ordnance Survey Name Books (1857-1861) Forfar Angus, Volume 76, OS1/14/76/64 at (accessed 12/07/2018).

Paul, J. B. (1903) An Ordinary of Arms, No. 2596 at (accessed 12/07/2018).

WWI Airedale Monument at (accessed 12/07/2018).

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