Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 65583 73990
365583, 773990


Original house long rectangle of 2 storeys and attic lying north north-east - south-south-west dated 1 E M with 16 C 70 G M small addition at south-south-west end, square crowstepped projection on east south east flank originally contained spiral stair. Incorporated into large single-storey and basement Jacobethan mansion with main frontage to west-north-west, William Burn 1826-29; Main block has semi- symmetrical scheme with advanced 2-storey entrance tower with octagonal angle turrets. 1st floor oriel and shaped gable, flanked by rectangular mullioned bays with shaped gables over: south-south-west frontage has

large bay with shaped gable over at addition, old gable recast with square ogee turrets; lower north-north-east wing with gablets over windows. Old east-south-east front partly remodelled with bay window, cantilever balconies flanking the old stair projection and dormer and parapet detail. Rubble work of old house left exposed, new work is

red ashlar. Slated roofs. Shafted chimneys. East addition at right angles to old house Wardrop and Reid 1877, 2-storey and attic with circular conical-roofed tower and shaped gables. Interesting interior. High rib-vaulted entrance hall, ribbed stair ceiling with lantern light;

drawing & dining room have ribbed ceilings, the former more elaborate with a caryatid chimneypiece: library in old house has enriched frieze, Robert S Lorimer 1898.

Statement of Special Interest

Original house built for John, Earl Middleton & Grizel Durham: new house begun Sir William Stuart Forbes (died 1823) completed for his son Sir John H S Forbes. The 1877 work was for Lord Clinton to whom the property had passed by marriage in 1866.



Drawings by William Burn in NMRS dated 1826. Cameron, "Fettercairn"

p 83 etc NSA v XI p 116.

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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