Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NO 24767 24293
324767, 724293


Late 18th to early 19th century with later addition. 2-storey, 4-bay, T-plan house. Harl with painted margins. Stone mullions.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 3 symmetrical bays to left with finialled pitch-roofed stone porch to centre, windows in flanking bays (bay to right with full-width later conservatory/garden room) and regular fenestration to 1st floor with finialled pedimentes breaking eaves. Advanced gable (later) to outer right with 4-part window at ground and tripartite at 1st floor.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced gable to left with arrowslit at ground, window to outer right above, door on return to right with stone canopy and window to each floor on return to left. Recessed bay to right with window to left at 1st floor over lean-to bay with part-blocked window.

NE ELEVATION: single window to right at ground and 2 window to 1st floor with shouldered wallhead stack to centre.

SW ELEVATION: gabled elevation with multi-pane glazed door to left at ground.

12-pane and plate glass glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped harled stacks with some cans. Overhanging eaves with timber-braced gableheads to SE and SW.

Statement of Special Interest

Small semi-derelict piend-roofed courtyard steading to rear. Thomas Ross of 'Macgibbon & Ross' was born at Wardheads on 10th November, 1839. Megginch Castle estate includes Chapel, Gothic Arch, Icehouse, Kennels Cottage, Kingdom Farmhouse, North Lodges, Stables (with Dovecot), Walled Gardens and West Lodge all listed separately.



Information courtesy of RCAHMS.

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. 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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