Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 62088 41887
362088, 841887


Complex house of several dates, originally comprising a

tower house (most of remains removed c. 1947) and a "ha'

hoose". Burnt 1630, ha'hoose rebuilt 1656 incorporating

earlier work (2 small chamfered windows in W. gable

ascribed by Dr. Simpson to 14th century) recast again

probably 1753 (datestone not in original position in

offices at rear). 2-storey basement and attic with

moulded intake at ground floor level 7-window front;

harled, centre 3-window part slightly advanced, ashlar

faced, with big semi-circular pediment and stout chimney:

W. gable crowstepped, openings ogge moulded, moulded

chimney copes, Original interior work with additions of

c. 1842. 2-storey wing to E. at different level

containing dining room of c. 1790/1800, raised a storey

as an angle tower with battlemented top and bartizans c.

1841/2; porch added to centre front at same date

incorporating 1688 datestone. Outshot at back originally

only basement storey, raised to present height probably

1842. N. wing 2-storey 3-window to court early 18th

century or earlier simple chamfered openings, voussoirs

of wide (pend?) arch. E. elevation the interior face of

the W. wall of the tower house left rough after the

demolition of the remainder.



N.S.A. v. 12. p. 601 Bannffshire Field Club, several

articles (historical)

Press and Journal November 14th, 1964.

The remains of the tower-house are illustrated in Groome

Ordnance Gazetteer (1885 ed.) v. 2 plate 13.

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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