Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 24239 72004
324239, 672004


Circa 1868. Large 2-storey 4-bay asymmetrical villa; cream sandstone, coursed and snecked rubble with polished ashlar dressings (some droved ashlar and bull-faced dressings to rear); band course at ground floor; string course at 1st floor continuing capitals; architraved segmental-arched windows with ashlar colonnette-mullions and nook-shafts and carved foliate capitals to front and sides; channelled quoins; paired brackets to eaves cornice; decorative balustrade (missing to W) with festooned urn finials.

S (FRONT) ELEVATION: recessed outer right bay with single storey entrance porch in re-entrant angle comprised of segmental arches carried on column with capitals of foliage and masques, balustrade with ball finial, panelled door with moulded surround, tiled vestibule; single window above porch. Remaining 3 bays comprised of slightly recessed central bay with advanced tripartite window at ground floor (central window enlarged to form door), 2 single windows at 1st floor; channel-quoined outer bays with canted windows at ground floor, parapet and ball finials and bipartite windwos above with floral chip-carving to lintel. W (EAST CASTLE ROAD) ELEVATION: 3-bay; single windows in bay to centre (taller at ground); slightly advanced tripartite windows at ground floor to outer bays, bipartite windows with floral chip-carving to lintel above.

E ELEVATION: 3-bay; tripartite window at ground floor by bay to left, single window above; advanced central bay with single window at ground floor, bipartite window with bracketted cill above; chamfered bay to outer right, single window at ground floor, single window with bracketted cill at 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced bay to left corbelled above ground floor; single window at 1st floor, bipartite window with bracketted cill just breaking eaves with plain parapet; corbelled corner turret at 1st floor in re-entrant angle to right with single window; central single storey extension with piend roof to right; tall round-arched stair window above flanked by single windows; at ground floor rear door to left, single windows at 1st floor of recessed bay to outer right.

Plate glass timber sash and case windows, slate piend and platform roof; 2 corniced ridge stacks, 1 wallhead stack to rear; moulded cast-iron gutterheads.

INTERIOR: not seen 1992.

3 substantial square tapering coped gatepiers with cut-away arrises (2 additional ones at new development in adjoining ground).

Statement of Special Interest

Now subdivided into four flats, development of new offices in grounds. Two large timber green houses to rear with cast-iron brattishing with thistle motifs in process of demolition.



PO Directory 1869.

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.

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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