Listed Building

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Status: Removed


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Date Added
Date Removed:
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Kingussie And Insh
National Park
NN 76473 99756
276473, 799756

Removal Reason

The designation of this structure as a listed building will be removed as part of the Dual Designation 2A project. It will continue to be recognised as being of national importance through its designation as a scheduled monument.


Barracks, 1719-21. Square walled enclosure with entrance

in centre E. 3-storey square angle towers at NE and SW.

Mirrored 3-storey over basement, symmetrical 5-bay barrack

blocks with paired outer bays; roofless.

Stables; 1734, long gabled block at W divided into two

chambers with hay loft provision and lean-to to rear

(probably saddle rooms). Also roofless.

Statement of Special Interest

Guardianship Monument. Barracks constructed after 1715

Jacobite rebellion to house troops maintaining law and order.

Sited on mound, which is possible site of 13th century

Comyn stronghold and later castle erected by Earls of

Huntly, later Dukes of Gordon. Scheduled.




OF SCOTLAND ii (1887), pp. 463-7. G P Stell, RUTHVEN

BARRACKS (NMSO Guide, 1983).

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Ruthven Barracks

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Related Designations

  1. Ruthven Barracks, KingussieSM90255

    Designation Type
    Scheduled Monument

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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