James Adam, 1767, with later additions to lodges. Pedimented
polished ashlar triumphal arch supported by fluted Roman
Ionic columns linked to flanking gate lodges by simple harled
screen walls pierced by single pedestrian entrances each side.
Central round-headed archway with corniced fluted impost
blocks, moulded arch ring and with patera in each spandrel;
entablature with festooned and swagged frieze; earl's coronet
with S in tympanum of pediment surmounted by lion rampant with
single recumbant lion on each outer edge.
Bracketted corniced pedestrian entrances with moulded and
acanthus detailed jambs.
Corniced blocking course to screen wall, raised and swagged
above pedestrian entrances.
GATES: Pair spearheaded cast-iron carriage gates with Greek key
pattern band and scallop decoration; matching single gates
close pedestrian entrances.
GATE LODGES: advanced single storey, 3-bay flanking gate
lodges, each with centre doorway on S side of linking screen
wall; each lodge with later rear additions and each with later dormerheads breaking wallhead. Harled, ashlar margins and
dressings. Deep corniced eaves band broken by later piended
dormers; 9 and 12-pane glazing. Coped ridge and wallhead stacks
(some later wallhead stacks in brick); slightly bellcast slate
We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/shep-dec2011.pdf, Annex 2, pp74-76.
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.
Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.
Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historic-scotland.gov.uk.
Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. 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.
Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk.