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.
Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.
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.
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