Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 93625 81602
293625, 681602


J M McLaren, architect. Dated 1878. Substantial asymmetrical

Baronial house. 2 storeys and attic. Snecked, stugged

ashlar with tooled dressings, squared rubble sides.

Entrance in 2-storey square projection re-entrant angle to

right of front facade, elaborate neo-Jacobean door-piece with

balustrade and urns above. Cres and urn in panel to left of

door. Front elevation dominated by bold semi-elliptical

projection with sculptured frieze over ground and 1st floors,

attic window set in moulded architraves, pedimented and

flanked by obelisk supporters, cornical roof and weathervane.

Large chimney to W. Windows mainly transomed or cross design

with some stained glass to upper lights of dining room. Large

3-light square projecting window to E.

Single storey rear wing (now altered). Large rear

shouldered wallhead stack, 2 swept dormers.

Gatepiers: square ashlar, banded and panelled with deep

frieze pyramidal cap supporting ball finial.

Statement of Special Interest

Illustrated in THE BRITISH ARCHITECT 1877. Built for

D A McLaren "house erecting 1877" This house and Avon Hall

were the first independently designed houses by McLaren.



V McLauchlan, J M MACLAREN unpublished thesis

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.

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 advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

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