Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NH 92634 54287
292634, 854287


House; dated 1792. Single storey and attic, unusual

"cottage" dwelling with 5-bay north facing facade and

U-plan garden court to south. All pinned Kinsteary pink

granite rubble with contrasting tooled ashlar sandstone

dressings. Projecting gabled centre bay with lunette,

apex wrought-iron dated weather vane (pointers missing)

and side entrance. Centre ground floor Venetian window;

similar windows in flanking recessed bays; tripartites

in further recessed outer bays; 2 small piended dormers;

intersecting and multi-pane glazing.

South facing U-plan garden court enclosed east and west

by domestic and office ranges and closed on south side

by low wall with cast-iron railings. North and east

elevations of inner court linked by continuous glazed

lean-to extensions. Corniced ridge and wallhead stacks;

piended slate roof.

Interior; original 6-panelled doors and simple coved


Walled garden; large walled garden, rubble walls with

ashlar copes; brick lined on south and west elevations.

Statement of Special Interest

Weathervane initialled GC.

Kinsteary lands belonged to Sutherlands of Kingsteary;

sold in later 19th century to Cosmo Gordon of Cluny (ie) (Aberdeenshire), from whom it passed to his brother,

Charles Gordon of Braid (Edinburgh who had property and

trade in Tobago, West Indies

Datestone of 1698 initialled IS (James?) Sutherland at


House gives impression that it was converted from former

(later 19th century) stables.



THE STATISTICAL Account, xix, (1797) p.618. William


NAIRN AND MORAY (1813) p.55. George Bain, HISTORY OF

NAIRNSHIRE (1893) pp.427, 451

About Listed Buildings

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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)

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The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. 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.

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