Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 37514 45179
337514, 745179


Dated 1710, extended to E late 18th to early 19th century and altered later. 2-storey, 6-bay, L-plan farmhouse. Harled with painted margins to S and E, random rubble to NW, squared and snecked rubble with ashlar quoins to NE.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 symmetrical bays to right of centre, small porch with flanking windows at ground and regular fenestration close to eaves at 1st floor; slightly lower bay s to left with window to centre, door to right and garage door slapping to left below dated lintel inscribed with initials ?TO IB?, small traditional rooflight to centre.

N ELEVATION: advanced gable to left of centre with 2 windows to ground and further window to 1st floor right on return to right; lower recessed bays to right of centre on ground sloping steeply to E, 2 timber doors to left at ground and window to right of centre, broad timber door abutting eaves to outer right at higher ground level; 3 regularly disposed small windows to 1st floor.

W ELEVATION: advanced gable to left of centre with 2 windows to ground and small window to left in gablehead, narrow stair window on return to right abutting recessed face of bays to right of centre with 2 windows to each floor, that to 1st floor right bipartite and breaking eaves into gablehead.

W ELEVATION: blank gable.

Mainly 4-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows, margined stair windows. Angus stone slates to 1710 block, and grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with thackstanes, shouldered wallhead stack to N. Plain bargeboarding with overhanging eaves.

BOUNDARY WALLS: rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Property of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorn. In 1689, Mains of Rochelhill was taken over by Andrew Wright, mason to the Strathmores, and became known for some time as Wrightfield. The nearby dovecot (listed separately at Category A) and 1710 house may be his work but the dated lintel indicates that the Ogilvy's were still in evidence. At the time of the NSA it belonged to James Henderson, and was purchased by the Earl of Strathmore sometime prior to 1871.



Rev John Stirton GLAMIS, A PARISH HISTORY (1913). SCOTTISH GEOGRAPHICAL MAGAZINE, Bruce Walker "Glamis: 'The Great Rebuilding' on a Scottish Estate" (Dec 1985) pp144-5. OSA (1790). NSA (1836).

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.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to MAINS OF ROCHELHILL FARMHOUSE WITH BOUNDARY WALLS

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 18/03/2019 19:29