West Seaton House

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West Seaton House
West Seaton House, West Seaton.jpg
LocationSt Vigeans, Angus, Scotland
Coordinates56°33′55″N 2°33′27″W / 56.5653°N 2.5576°W / 56.5653; -2.5576Coordinates: 56°33′55″N 2°33′27″W / 56.5653°N 2.5576°W / 56.5653; -2.5576
Builtearly 19th century
Architectural style(s)Regency
Governing bodyPrivately owned
Listed Building – Category B
Official name: West Seaton Farmhouse
Designated11 June 1971
Reference no.LB4749
West Seaton House is located in Angus
West Seaton House
Location of West Seaton House in Angus

West Seaton House is a listed building of late Regency design, situated approximately one mile (1.6km) to the east of Arbroath in the parish of St. Vigeans, in the county of Angus in Scotland. Prior to 2009 the house was known as West Seaton Farmhouse.


In 1840 farmlands at West Seaton were owned by the trustees[1] of Thomas Renny Strachan of Tarry[2] who was a descendant of Sir David Carnegie of Kinnaird. The trustees engaged the Dundee based architect David MacKenzie I,[3] who was regarded as a very competent Gothic designer,[3][4] to produce plans and specifications for a house to be called West Seaton Farmhouse. Estimates for completing the house were sought via an advertisement in the Dundee, Perth and Cupar Advertiser dated 22 May 1840.[5]


The house is of classic design with two-storeys, ashlar walls in the local pink sandstone, a slate roof and a projecting porch. On 11 June 1971 the house was category B listed by the Secretary of State.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Summary of Individual - Legacies of British Slave-ownership". www.ucl.ac.uk.
  2. ^ General View of the Agriculture of the County of Angus, or Forfarshire (1813) by the Reverend James Headrick, published in Edinburgh for the Board of Agriculture • ISBN 9789333649827
  3. ^ a b Goold, David. "Dictionary of Scottish Architects - DSA Architect Biography Report (December 21, 2017, 3:30 pm)". www.scottisharchitects.org.uk.
  4. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Inchture Parish Church (LB11770)". Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  5. ^ Archive, The British Newspaper. "Home - Search the archive - British Newspaper Archive". www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.
  6. ^ Stuff, Good. "West Seaton, Arbroath And St Vigeans, Angus". www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk.
  7. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "West Seaton Farmhouse (LB4749)". Retrieved 15 April 2019.