Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Mains And Strathmartine
NO 38395 35897
338395, 735897


Earlier 19th century. 2-storey, L-plan, gabled farmhouse. Stugged coursed and random rubble, ashlar dressings, purple slate roof, fishscale to canted windows. 4-, 8- and 12-pane sash and case windows with chamfered margins; corniced wallhead and gable stacks; coped skews with corbel skewputts at S elevation; block and ball finialled gables.

S ELEVATION: 3-bay, symmetrical. Panelled door at centre with astragalled fanlight, keystoned and margined round-headed doorway, bipartite window at 1st floor; slightly advanced gables at left and right with canted window at ground floor, single at 1st, blinded square vent at gable.

E ELEVATION: nepus gable at centre with window at 1st floor, window at ground floor right with pedimented dormerheaded window above, lean-to at far right with window.

N ELEVATION: blank gable advanced at left with lean-to at ground floor, door with astragalled fanlight and 2 windows at ground and 1st floor at right return elevation; window at ground and 1st floor of main elevation at right.

W GABLE: window at ground floor right, prominent shouldered wallhead stack.

INTERIOR: original chimneypieces, some plain moulded cornices, staircase appears to be realigned.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls at S, W and N, quadrant entrance walls at W.

Statement of Special Interest

The Maclaren file only notes farmbuildings at Hillhouses, but the farmhouse could be an early work of Maclaren's. Hillhouses was formerly on the Baldovan Estate, but for many years has been owned and worked by Strathmartine Hospital. House called "Teach Feirme" (December 2003).



OS map 1858.

James MacLaren file (D M Walker).

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.

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