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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 16/04/1971


  • Local Authority: Aberdeenshire
  • Planning Authority: Aberdeenshire
  • Parish: Cluny

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 68900 12743
  • Coordinates: 368900, 812743


John Smith 1836-40 incorporating Z-plan castle of 1604 (probably by I. Bol) refaced and largely refenestrated at W. 3 storey, towers 4/5 storey. Castellated ashlar neo-Tudor with corbelled angle features crenellated parapets and machicolated round towers; symmetrical front with porch of 3 semi-elliptical arches between twin towers of which

western is of 1604 with completely rebuilt top. Back wings enclosing court, large neo-perpendicular chapel with apse and stone tracery. Interior Graeco-Renaissance:- octagonal entrance hall with red granite antae, spectacular stair-case with carved wooden balustrade panels, 1st floor and corridor Corinthian; rich plasterwork in drawing room; notable

circular room with tent ceiling.

Statement of Special Interest



3.S.A. p. 230 A.P.S.D.

Smith accounts, National Monuments Record

W. Douglas Simpson Earldom of Mar p.131 (il and plan)

Lithograph by Hulmandell.

C. & D. Arch v. II p.232 sketch illustrations and plans by Skene of Rubislaw. Restoration of chapel & c. after fire damage 1926.

G. Bennet Mitchell Aberdeen.

Press & Journal Sep. 3rd 1928.

About Designations

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 statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. 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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned 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. For information about curtilage see 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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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