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Glen Clova, Newbigging

A Category C Listed Building in Kirriemuir and Dean, Angus

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Latitude: 56.8294 / 56°49'46"N

Longitude: -3.0749 / 3°4'29"W

OS Eastings: 334502

OS Northings: 771400

OS Grid: NO345714

Mapcode National: GBR WD.RX05

Mapcode Global: WH6ND.QLYT

Entry Name: Glen Clova, Newbigging

Listing Date: 15 January 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 336089

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4787

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cortachy and Clova

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Kirriemuir and Dean

Parish: Cortachy And Clova

Traditional County: Angus

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Probably earlier 19th century, incorporating earlier fabric and with 1930s piend-roofed addition to rear, forming L-plan. Single storey, 3-bay gabled cottage with central timber panelled front door and asymmetrical gables. Discontinuous boulder base. Painted random rubble with roughly-squared long and short quoins; stugged sandstone window lintels and cills.

4-pane glazing in timber sash and case windows to front of house; 4-pane glazed casements elsewhere. Small rooflights to front; 2 modern rooflights to rear. Coped gablehead stacks with thack-stanes and yellow clay cans. Graded Scottish slate roof.

Statement of Interest

A small, well-preserved farmhouse of traditional character occupying a fairly prominent position on the road to Clova. General Roy's map shows a considerable settlement at Newbigging, and later 18th century and early 19th century maps also show a farm here, but it is likely that the present cottage dates from the 2nd quarter of the 19th century, possibly about 1830. The cottage does, however, appear to incorporate fabric from an earlier building, as is evident from the discontinuous boulder foundations. The rather asymmetrical gable line suggests that the plan of the house may have been deepened. The 1st and 2nd edition OS maps indicate that the 1930s addition was built on the site of a previous outshot.

The OS Name Book describes Newbigging as 'a good farm house having office and a farm of land attached'. The building opposite, now called Cormachy Hill House (not listed), was originally part of the Newbigging farm steading.

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