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WESTHALL FARM, OLD FARMHOUSELB19024

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
10/12/1991
Local Authority
Angus
Planning Authority
Angus
Parish
Murroes
NGR
NO 45335 35065
Coordinates
345335, 735065

Description

17th century, with later addition and alterations including reduction in height. Single storey, L-plan, former farmhouse, converted to general farm use. Pink and buff rubble sandstone with rough-hewn ashlar quoins, stone slate roof, beak skewputts. 8-pane sash and case windows with various margins.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay, former front elevation; window at centre formed from blocked door, lintel slightly raised, chamfered back-set margins at sides, window at right with chamfered margins and at left with margined reveals, evidence of 1st floor window cills at wallhead; gable at right return with later central entrance and large sliding doors, coped skews with moulded skew end.

W ELEVATION: gable at right mostly masked by thick ivy but blocked door evident at left; lower later bay at left, frameless window with massive quoins, lean-to at far left with collapsed roof.

N ELEVATION: advanced gable at right with gable stack, door in left re-entrant; recessed main block at left with entrance at right and sliding door, various other blocked openings, stone mask ornament at centre.

INTERIOR: whitewashed and part plastered walls; range with sway at W.

Statement of Special Interest

Westhall is shown on Edward?s 1678 map. Ochterlony refers to ?Westhall with a dovecot belonging to Archibald Pierson?, this building and the ruinous dovecot (not now listed) are probably those referred to.

References

Bibliography

Map of Angus in Robert Edward, A DESCRIPTION OF THE COUNTY OF ANGUS (1678); Robert Ochterlony, ACCOUNT OF THE SHIRE OF FORFAR (circa 1682), reprinted in Alexander J Warden, ANGUS OF FORFARSHIRE (1881), vol II.

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