Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 59782 59892
359782, 759892


Quadrangular. W (entrance) frontage 3-storey 11-window

ashlar, centre 3 raised and pedimented with carved

tympanum dated 1711: circular angle towers with conical

roofs and dragon weather vanes. Battlemented flank walls

added mid 19th cent. S. side: 17th cent. remodelled 1854

with long gallery to courtyard and tower addition 1863

on S: S.E. angle early 19th cent. incorporating

fragments of older castle, remodelled 1854-63. E wing

1854-63; N. wing 2-storey with pend, early 19th cent.

raised to 3-storey c. 1854-63. Fine interiors: some 18th

cent. in W. wing, remainder 1854-63 with fine ceilings

cast from moulds made from 16th cent. originals. Archt.

of 1854-63 alterations and additions John Henderson,




O.S.A. v.V p.462

N.S.A. v.X p.131

Warden v.III p.2 et seqq.

Forfarshire Illustrated p.128 (il).

Plans Mrs. Elizabeth Stella Phillipps. (work of 1863

perhaps done posthumously as Henderson died in 1862)

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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