Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NN 68907 24651
268907, 724651


Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

1904. Single storey, basement and attic, roughly L-plan, Free-style villa on steeply sloping site with gabled roof, deep bracketed eaves, large pointed-arch window to S, swept-roof canted bay to re-entrant angle, and mullioned windows. Red sandstone quoins and window and door margins. Irregular fenestration of mainly bipartite and tripartite mullioned windows. The N (entrance) elevation is single storey, and relatively unassuming, but the steeply falling ground to the S offers dramatic possibilities that have been taken advantage of. This is a well-designed villa, occupying a striking position above the main road through St Fillans.

Single storey entrance elevation to N with central depressed-arch architrave to recessed porch, tripartite window to right and 3-light flat-roofed dormer above. The E and W (side) elevations are irregularly fenestrated, with windows to all 3 storeys; the W elevation has timber-boarded side doors at both the principal and basement levels, the former with a lean-to slated porch. The S elevation has roughly 3 bays: advanced to the left is an asymmetrical gabled wing with irregular fenestration on all floors; to the right is a 2-bay section with large, pointed-arch tripartite window at main floor level and canted dormer to attic above. The basement extends out below the arched window with a flat-roofed section that forms a balcony to the window; a flight of steps leads to the garden. In the re-entrant angle of the advanced gable is a canted bay with lights at basement and main floor levels: one light at the main floor level is a glazed door, which opens onto the balcony.

Interior: timber staircase with alternating square and turned balusters; some original chimneypieces; timber-panelled interior doors throughout. Intact butler's pantry.

Materials: squared, snecked rubble with red sandstone dressings. Timber sash and case windows with predominantly 3-pane glazing. 2-leaf timber main door. Coped stacks with red sandstone quoins and red clay cans. Graded grey slate roof with terracotta ridge tiles.

Retaining Wall: buttressed retaining wall to S of house.

Summer House: timber-boarded slate-roofed summer house with 4-leaf door.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for A Porteous, author of the 'Annals of St Fillans'.



Information courtesy of the owners (2005).

About Listed Buildings

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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. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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