19. Dec, 2015

Panmure Estate - A place of National Importance

East Haven Together is really concerned about plans to bring Festival of House to Panmure Estate which contains some of Scotland's most important monuments.  We feel that there are great risks to our important heritage if the festival goes ahead without full environmental impact assessments. Did you know that there are 10 listed buildings within the grounds registered with Historic Scotland?  Two of them, the West Gate and the Panmure Testimonial are category A listed which means that they are of national and international importance. Only 8% of listed buildings in Scotland fall into this category and these two are also on the national Buildings at Risk Register. 

We have sent letters to Carnoustie Community Council and to Angus Council expressing concern that there appears to have been no consultation with Historic Scotland. This, despite the fact that 15,000 festival goers and 5,000 campers are expected to attend. Historic Scotland are particularly concerned about category A listed buildings and recommend that suitably qualified archaeological/historic environment consultants advise on and undertake detailed assessment of impacts and appropriate mitigation strategies. When East Haven Together was established in July 2015 one of our charitable aims was to promote and protect the heritage of East Haven and much of it lies within the grounds of Panmure House. We hope that our neighbours in Carnoustie and Panbride will join us in trying to ensure that everything possible is done to protect and promote these important monuments. Residents will take a walk around the grounds of Panmure Estate in January to view the condition of each of them and we urge Angus Council to ensure that consultation with Historic Scotland takes place as matter of urgency. 

Listed Monuments in the grounds of Panmure House 

Monument

Historic Scotland Ref

Listed Category

The West Gate

18418

A

Panmure Testimonial -Commemorative Column

18419

A

Margaret's Mound

18420

B

The East Gate 

18421

B

Gazebo Corriera Den (1)

18414

B

Gazebo Corriera Den (2)

18415

B

Former Stables and Service Court

49308

B

Artifical ruins

19877

B

Montague Bridge

18416

B

Gardener's House

18413

B