Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 47408 4408
347408, 704408


Large mansion house, comprising

(a) Original Z-plan tower house dated 1595, incorporates

tower of earlier date, 4-storey rubble-built vaulted ground

floor, 1st floor hall (off library) has rich 17th plaster

ceiling enclosing original painted one, rich renaissance

panelling of 1622 from Rubens House in Antwerp installed by

Sir Coutts Lindsay; considerably altered.

(b) South-west section, William Burn 1838, Scots Jacobean,

2-storey and basement, pilastered porch with scrolled

pediment and 3 bay windows on north, 2 large bay windows (one

is Georgian bow refaced as bay) and angle turrets on south;

whin rubble, freestone dressings, crowstepped gables,

pedimented dormer heads; fine interior work, good Jacobean


(c) North-east section of main block, David Bryce dated 1863,

2-storey and attic, corbelled corner bay angle turrets

advanced north wing, whin rubble freestone dressings,

crowstepped gables and dormer heads.

(d) Front railed screen and entrance gates, D Bryce 1860s.

Stone piers with ball finials, 2 pairs wrought iron gates of

17th century Italian workmanship from Coire (Chur)


(e) Dower House. Late 17th/early 18th century. L-plan,

originally 3-storey, now reduced to 2 and interior

modernised. Plain whin rubble and slate, freestone dressings.

(f) Outbuildings; various dates in 19th century, 1/2 storey, incorporating above.

Statement of Special Interest

For 17th century ceiling and panelling of Old Library.



OSA v IX p 295

NSA v IX p 326

Inv 312

Information provided by the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres

Plans, Balcarres estate office, Rylands Library Manchester

and RIBA Library Drawings, Coll (1834).

Engraving in Scots Magazine September 1811 shows state prior

to additions: several pre 1838 views in house.

Country Life August 9 1902 article and illustration.

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.

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