Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Supplementary Information Updated
Local Authority
Perth And Kinross
Planning Authority
Perth And Kinross
Blairgowrie And Rattray
NO 18355 45257
318355, 745257


Circa 1835-40 with later alterations. Single storey with raised basement and attic, 3-bay house with cottage ornee distinctiveness. Harled with painted quoin strips and margins; harled brick porch. Stone mullions.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Full-height canted centre bay with modern door and flanking small windows at basement, 3 large windows to ground giving way to polygonal roof with set-back canted dormer window also with polygonal roof and decorative cast-iron finial; swept low-pitched piended roof behind with centre attic feature running transversely across main roof and abutting dormer window. Flanking bays each with small window at raised basement and large window at ground floor; small pitch-roofed porch to outer right with panelled timber door under plate glass fanlight and small window on return to right.

NW ELEVATION: single storey elevation on higher ground with panelled timber door and margined fanlight to centre bay, canted window to right and single window in bay to left.

SE ELEVATION: asymmetrically-fenestrated elevation; porch (see above) with catslide roof to left and windows to each floor at right.

NE (REAR) ELEVATION: projecting centre gable with tall margined window at ground and further window in gablehead, narrow light on return to left; slightly set-back flanking single storey bays each blank.

Horizontal 3- and 6-pane, 12-lying-pane and plate glass glazing patterns all in timber sash and case windows; casement window to right at NE. Grey slates. Coped, diamond-aligned grouped brick stacks (4 to NW and 3 to SE) with polygonal cans. Overhanging eaves.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place including decorative plasterwork cornicing, compartmented ceiling, classical frieze and panelled shutters. Black marble fireplace, timber fire surround with cast-iron horseshoe insert and later Art Nouveau style fireplace with tiled cheeks and timber overmantel.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble boundary walls with coped, square-section ashlar gatepiers and pedestrian gate to NW.

Statement of Special Interest

Basement currently (2002) used as a nursery school. Originally known as 'Orchardfield', with principal entrance to the NW. Loon Brae and nearby Ericht Lodge are thought to have been built for two brothers, possibly to their own design. Both external design similarities and interior details, specifically compartmented drawing room ceilings, support this theory. By the mid 19th century, The house and garden were owned by Laurence Chapman Esquire, writer, Blairgowrie.



1st edition ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP (1865). VALUATION ROLLS (1858-9). Information courtesy of owner (2002).

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.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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