Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
North Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
North Lanarkshire
NS 79840 66095
279840, 666095


Circa 1838; with alterations 1912. 2 storey, asymmetrical, irregular-plan Tudor Gothic mansion house with later alterations to NW; snecked and stugged ashlar with polished dressings.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: 5 irregular bays (plain, lower wings recessed at right); gabled entrance bay slightly advanced; Tudor arched and moulded porch opening, hood-moulded, with mask label-stops; Inner doorway with fanlight and later 20th century door; shallow oriel above. Projecting ground floor tripartite fills bays to right (square-headed and traceried lights), 2 basket-arched 1st floor windows above with dormerheads. 2 bays to left in recessed block, hood-moulded and traceried stair window in inner bay, single windows (projecting and traceried to ground floor, hood-moulded above) in slightly advanced and gabled broad left bay, 3-bay east elevation is similarly detailed. Finialed gables, with kneelers. South elevation includes 2-storey canted window, dormer, fire escape and low, flat- roofed and pebble-dashed addition.

Stacks have chamfered, square flues with linking cornices. Slated roofs.

INTERIOR: (seen 1982). Some re-modelling circa 1980 but much original work survives; elaborate cast-iron stair balustrade; entrance hall has ribbed ceiling; dinning room has later decorative chimney piece with Arts and Crafts style brass fire surround, egg and dart cornice, and vitruvian scroll frieze over doors.

Statement of Special Interest

Easter Moffat House is a good example of an early 19th century mansionhouse in Tudor Gothic style with good stone and interior detailing built in its own parkland. The building was restored and possibly extended in 1912 by local architect John Maurice Arthur (1877-1954) and some Arts and Crafts detailing dates to this period.

The building has a long association with the sport of golf; it has been in use as the golf club house for Easter Moffat Golf Club since it was formed in 1922. When the club first formed on the site it had a 9-hole course. This was extended to 18 holes in 1945.

The 'Articles and Laws in Playing Golf', a set of rules whose principles still underpin the game's current regulations, were penned in 1744 by the Company of Gentlemen Golfers (now The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers). Improved transport links and increased leisure time as well as a rise in the middle classes from the mid 19th century onwards increased the popularity of the sport with another peak taking place in the early 1900s.

List description updated as part of the sporting buildings thematic study (2012-2013).



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1856-9). A Peden, The Monklands and Illustrated Architectural Guide (1992) p28. Dictionary of Scottish Architects, (accessed 2013).

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. 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.

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.

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