Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
Inverness And Bona
NH 68008 40986
268008, 840986


Samuel Beasley, 1833. Imposing Tudor Gothic mansion with

both Gothic and Romanesque detailing. 2 storeys with

central square tribune tower rising single storey above

roofline, over raised basement. SE entrance front and NW

garden elevation. Polished and tooled ashlar. Turretted

entrance front stepping forward from outer octagonal turrets

to projecting porte-cochere with tall slender intermediate

turrets. Garden and side elevations with canted bays full

height with oriel to garden with diminutive lantern finials

marking central garden front. Double string courses between

ground and 1st floors.

Varied fenestration, mainly hoodmoulded some windows with

4-centred arched pointed-heads; 7-light tripartites and

bipartites with Y-tracery; multi-pane glazing, some

intersecting astragals.

Corbelled and crenellated wallheads masking shallow piended

slated roofs; symmetrical batteries of tall stacks; original

rainwater goods, principal heads decorated with embossed

boarheads. Garden terraces; terraces with carved ashlar

balustrades front SE return elevation and descend to garden.

Terrace fronting raised basement at NW lowered in 1930 to

provide internal light, revealing complete fenestration.

Interior; wide entrance hall with ashlar chimney piece with

chevron detailing and original hearth. Centre stairhall rises

3 storeys through galleried tower; decorative corbesl to

gallery with cusped balustrade. Cusped ashlar balustrade to

imperial stair with tall chimney piece with chevron and ball

decoration at half landing.

Drawing room; white and gold decoration; ogee doorpieces;

panelled doors and window shutters; Gothic detailing to white

marble chimney piece; decorative ribbed ceiling with centre

boss. Library; octagonal room with grained walls and

ceilings, original bookshelves. Some gilded festoons to

ceiling and central boss; marble chimney piece.

Dining room: grained walls and coffered ceiling; moulded

ceiling joists supported by shallow corbelled braces; black

marble chimney piece; ogee doorpieces. 1st floor rooms open

off galleried corridor; plaster cornices and fine marble

chimney pieces.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Col. John Baillie, MP, whose arms are carved on

porte-cochere. Baillie boars embossed on waterheads. Small

(1919) plaque by main entrance records use of mansion as

auxiliary hospital 1914-19 war. Hopeman, Moray, stone used

throughout and for staircase balustrade (information by

courtesy the present owner, 1984). Leys formerly in detached

portion of Croy and Dalcross Parish.




ARCHITECTS, 1600-1840 (1978), p.103.

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. 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.

Listed building consent is required for changes to a listed building which affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest. The relevant planning authority is the point of contact for applications for listed building consent.

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