Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 31690 12700
331690, 712700


Large, asymmetrical picturesque mansion house. 3 principal building dates, viz. 1786 (or shortly after), circa 1880 and 1909. Single storey, with attics, and variety of roof levels. Droved ashlar. Original part a 3-bay house with single bay wing to east; north and south elevations each with advanced and gabled inner bays flanked by windows continuing geometric glazing pattern; north elevation is gothic; central pointed

window in recessed panel; south elevation has canted central window and idiosyncratic geometric glazing pattern, retained in subsequent extensions. Single bay wing added to west and adjoining bay of house raised with gables circa 1880; wings added to east and to west 1909, Gillespie and Scott of St Andrews, Architects. West wing has 2 bays to south elevation, recessed door with fanlight and side-lights behind broad, roll-moulded depressed-arched opening in left bay; window above has shaped dormer head, dated and inscribed N(airn); advanced gabled right bay has apex stack corbelled at eaves level. 3 bays to west elevation, central window canted to full height, with gable above, tripartite to right bay. East wing has gabled bay to south, low domestic block against east gable with porch in re-entrant angle. Most gables crow-stepped or with kneelers; corniced apex and axial stacks; slate roof. Interior: original house has 8-sided central hall with balcony above; similarly proportioned 8-sided room to south west. Simple corncie plaster-work.

Statement of Special Interest

Built for Margaret Dick after death of her husband, F C Maitland of Rankeilour (1786). Index of Gillespie and Scott architects drawings in SNMR Includes various alterations at Barham. Lodge and offices are not included on statutory list. Simple flat, yellow ashlar monument, to south, erected after 1821 by the Honourable Mrs Maitland MacGill in memory of her son, Robert Maitland (died 1801) and grandson William Roy (died 1821).



R C Reid, HERIOTS OF RAMORNIE, 1931 p93.

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