Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 86884 93983
286884, 693983


Alfred Waterhouse RA 1885. Service court added Paul Waterhouse

1890 (east side only remains, remainder demolished 1963)

entrance front deepened in plan to provide additional

accommodation but reproducing original design and reusing

original materials, Paul Waterhouse 1919 Gothic, asymmetrical

simple distinctive detail, red snecked rubble slated. 2

storey and attic. Entrance on SE side, Gothic arched

doorpiece, SW ront wide 3 window gable loggia of 2 semi

elliptical arches on octagonal shaft, champered drawing room

bay corbelled to square at 1st floor, 2 stone dormers of 1

and 2 light, facade generally is treated in very shallow

relief. Unusual glazing with margin of narrow panels NW gable

has canted bay with very high roof. Interior original

throughout with one fine marble chimneypiece circa 1800

brought hither from Mount Melville. Central hall staircase

through two storeys of interesting plan ground floor has nich

tudor type pannelling, corner chimneypiece rich frieze. Other

interiors relatively plain (several chimneypieces have

excellent contemporary tiles) except for drawing room, early Reinaessance, slightly French treatment with semi-elliptical

arches at bay windowed section.



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About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. 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 legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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