Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
NT 8240 97974
308240, 697974


16th cent. Tower-house. L-plan. 3 storeys (and garret) on

basement. Coursed rubble. Corbie-steps. Slated roof.

Interior altered in 1845 but kitchen with great fireplace

still exists in 1st storey. Turnpike stair to 2nd storey.

Corbelled stair-turret on E side has inserted pediment

inscribed 'R.C./B.H. 1600'. Additions (c. 1840): Porch and

stair in re-entrance angle; offices (with earlier sundial

dated 1711) on west end. Formerly it had a court. A notable

feature is the S. gable which rises in a series of offsets.

The walls were thinned in 1845, vaulting was removed from

basement chamber of main block. Windows were enlarged.

Statement of Special Interest

Robert Colville son of Sir James Colville of Easter Wemyss

(Fife) received barony of Cleish from his father in 1537.

Sold to Grahams of Kinross 1775 and to Youngs c. 1795.

Restored 1845 by John Lessels, architect.





Inv. 546

C.&D. Arch. 111, PP.569-572 (plans, ills.)

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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