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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.

AYTON HOUSE.LB5485

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 05/10/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Perth And Kinross
  • Planning Authority: Perth And Kinross
  • Parish: Abernethy

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NO 16738 15389
  • Coordinates: 316738, 715389

Description

Large asymmetrical mansion of late classic character.

Originally; 3-storey U-plan house with 5-window front,

harled with quoin angles and piend roof, mid 18th century;

S. wing appears to be of rather earlier date, moulded skews

at W. gable of earlier house with vaulted ground floor and

5' walls, at E. corner. Large addition and remodelling

William Burn 1830, L-plan ashlar faced N. wing of 3-storeys

with 2-storey bay windows at pedimented gables and consoled

and balustraded balcony at 1st on N. front, square R-doric

pilastered porch, and main E. front ashlar-faced (remainder

of original house left harled). 1878 coat of arms inserted

in porch. Semi-decagonal 2-storey bay added to main front

2-storey N.W. back wing harled with quoin angles Sir R.S.

Lorimer 1907-9 Good Burn interior work in principal rooms.

Statement of Special Interest

References

Bibliography

Plans dated 1830 N.M.R. The ashlar facing of the E. front

was an after thought. There is only a pencilled suggestion

of it on the drawings. The estate was formerly known as

Craig pottie but the N.S.A. does not indicate the date at

which the name was changed.

Hussey, Lorimer p.xv

About Designations

Listed Buildings

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