Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Chapel Of Garioch
NJ 72730 26084
372730, 826084


Tower house late 15th century originally with open parapet, reconstructed as Z-plan house with round angle towers and

S.E. angle turret early 17th century 4-storey with 5-storey

towers entrance in S.W. stair tower, harled and crow-stepped.

2-storey S.W. addition with new entrance porch and turret in

angle, William Burn for Hugh Lumsden 1830, angle turret

raised and some original ground floor openings blocked

(recently re-opened) same date. Further additions and service

court, red granite Corinthian columns in hall at stair

Duncan MacMillan 1870.

Statement of Special Interest

For original house only. The Burn and MacMillan interior work

is of good quality but Burn's exterior has been spoiled by

the original glazing on the south and west sides. The

icehouse has collapsed. The Castle was originally built by the

Leslies, granted the lands 1457. Queen Mary stayed here 1562;

HQ of Marquis of Huntly 1639. Montrose and Charles II lodged

here 1644; estate passed to Jane Lumsden (nee Leslie) 1757.



N.S.A. v. XII, p 564, 572, 582

C. & D. Arch v. IV 60, il. after Hulmandell prior to 1830

alterations. Henderson, Epitaphs & Inscriptions p. 279, 286

Davidson, Inverurie & the Earldom of Garioch p 417 etc. Plans

at house. Survey plans by James Matthews; Duncan MacMillan

n.d. several proposals including entrance tower in front of

Burn's porch, fortunately not executed. (copies in N.M.R)

About Listed Buildings

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.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). 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 only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.

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