Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 50924 65987
350924, 865987


James Adam, 1767, with later additions to lodges. Pedimented

polished ashlar triumphal arch supported by fluted Roman

Ionic columns linked to flanking gate lodges by simple harled

screen walls pierced by single pedestrian entrances each side.

Central round-headed archway with corniced fluted impost

blocks, moulded arch ring and with patera in each spandrel;

entablature with festooned and swagged frieze; earl's coronet

with S in tympanum of pediment surmounted by lion rampant with

single recumbant lion on each outer edge.

Bracketted corniced pedestrian entrances with moulded and

acanthus detailed jambs.

Corniced blocking course to screen wall, raised and swagged

above pedestrian entrances.

GATES: Pair spearheaded cast-iron carriage gates with Greek key

pattern band and scallop decoration; matching single gates

close pedestrian entrances.

GATE LODGES: advanced single storey, 3-bay flanking gate

lodges, each with centre doorway on S side of linking screen

wall; each lodge with later rear additions and each with later dormerheads breaking wallhead. Harled, ashlar margins and

dressings. Deep corniced eaves band broken by later piended

dormers; 9 and 12-pane glazing. Coped ridge and wallhead stacks

(some later wallhead stacks in brick); slightly bellcast slate


Statement of Special Interest

Coronet with S (for Seafield) in both faces of tympanum

possibly made of Coade stone: pottery could be an unusual





ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (1978), p.44. Martha Blythe Gerson

'A glossary of Robert Adam's neo-Classical ornament',

ARCHITECTUAL HISTORY 24 (1981), pp.61-82.

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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