Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 80890 92242
280890, 892242


Circa 1790. Symmetrical, classical range, centre block

of 3 storeys over raised basement, 5 bays, flanked by

2-storey, 3-bay dwellings, linked to main house by single

storey bays each with large round-headed window

with dummy fanlight and Gibbs

surround. All harled with yellow ashlar sandstone dressings.

Main house has pedimented centre bay with centre door

approached by flight of steps, round-headed key-stoned

2nd floor window and apex chimney. Chamfered ashlar

quoins to ground floor, with deep lintel course linking

ground floor windows; small windows at upper floor with

9-pane glazing; 12-pane elsewhere. Eaves band and deep

moulded eaves cornice; moulded sides to skews; ashlar

end stacks. Outer wings each have 3 long windows in south

elevation and 3 small in upper floor, glazed as in main

house. Similar margins, eaves band and plain skews;

margined end stacks. Slate roofs throughout.

Symmetrical fenestration to rear; modern single storey

extension to rear of centre block.

3 original lead rainwater heads and pipes survive, the heads being fluted and having egg and dart decorative

heads being fluted and having egg and dart decorative


Interior; ornamental plaster ceiling in entrance hall;

simple decorative cornices in ground floor rooms.

Original wooden chimney pieces in ground floor rooms

flanking entrance hall, and in former drawing room in

east wing, all now with simple modern gates. Original

staircase with turned wooden balusters.

Large segmental headed fireplace in former kitchen

containing wall oven or aumbry; hearth now closed.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by Mr Robert Hume Gordon to entertain electors. It

incorporates fragments of earlier house, "an old building"

in 1769. Datestone of 1657 with initials SRDI and GL set

in wall of former kitchen wing.



T Pennant, A TOUR IN SCOTLAND 1769 (3rd ed. 1774) p340.


Donald Sage, MEMORABILIA DOMESTICA (1889) (1975 ed.)


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. 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.

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.

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