Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NN 86075 22449
286075, 722449


John Honeyman, Glasgow, dated 1885; extended late 20th century. 3-storey and basement/laigh floor, 4-bay Scots Baronial mansion with early Renaissance/Jacobethan detail. Squared and snecked rock-faced masonry with white sandstone ashlar dressings. Dividing and eaves courses. Pedimented windowheads; crowsteps and corbels. Stone transoms and mullions.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical stepped elevation with balustraded dog-leg stair leading to centre curvilinear-gabled porch with strapwork/Gibbsian doorcase surmounted by heraldic panel with flanking strapwork, transomed tripartite stair window to set-back face above. Conical-roofed round tower projecting to left with large transomed tripartite to ground surmounted by corbel course supporting moulded band with carved heraldic beast, smaller tripartite to 1st floor and widely spaced small windows above. Small crowstepped gable to left with blank basement and ground floor, single window to each floor above, that to 2nd floor with carved and dated pediment; plainer bays with small window to each floor to right of centre, outer right bay lower.

S (GARDEN) ELEVATION: principal elements include monumental crowstepped canted bay to outer right with 3 windows to basement and ground, centre windows above with outer angles corbelled to square at 1st floor and corbelled turrets at 2nd. 2 asymmetrically-fenestrated recessed bays to left, outer bay with decorative ironwork balcony to ground floor and corbelled transomed 4-light bowed window above breaking into crowstepped gable.

N AND W ELEVATIONS: both elevations extended, that to N forming closed courtyard with large segmental-arched stair window to N face of S block.

Mostly 4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows, some modern replacements. Coloured figurative glass to transomed lights to S and to stair window. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with polygonal cans; ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts; cast-iron downpipes with some decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: fine decorative mainly Jacobean scheme in place. Decorative plasterwork; timber-detailed ceiling to tower; carved fire surrounds. Entrance hall with honeycomb panelled ceiling and parquet floor, stair-hall with timber panelling, timber-balustered dog-leg staircase and coloured glass to stair window.

BOUNDARY WALLS WITH GATEPIERS: coped rubble boundary walls with ball-finialled square-section ashlar gatepiers.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as Knock Castle for William Miller.



John Honeyman's Office Books.

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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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