Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 57662 51236
257662, 851236


Circa 1620, large Z-plan tower, rubble 4 storeys with

steeply pedimented ornamental dormerheads at third floor

windows. Main block orientated east-west of 3 bays grouped

1/2 with centre window at first floor flanked by minimally

ogee-arched panels (now filled with initials AWR and TIR and

date 1968 to record recent restoration). At north-west angle

tall conical-roofed drum tower with corbelled out stair

turret in re-entrant angle; at south-east angle circular

tower corbelled out to square at second floor; in re-entrant

angle at south-east, stair-turret corbelled out above

first floor. Circular conical-roofed bartizans at

south-west and north-east angles. Plentiful supply of

shortholes and loopholes; carved gargoyle spouts at towers;

crowsteps. Restoration (the tower was roofless) and additions,

Ross and Macbeth, 1850-6: new round-arched doorway made at

centre of south front, original door in south-east re-entrant

angle being converted to window; 4-storey rear wing, plain

with crowstepped gable, built at north with small single-storey

service court beyond it. Vaulted ground floor rooms; at

first floor hall, chimneypiece dated 1679 carved with heraldic

bearings, a hound and a hare (representations of courage

and timidity) and mermaids playing on harps. Remains of

barmkin wall.

Statement of Special Interest

De-scheduled 2 September 1997.



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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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