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FORDYCE VILLAGE, SCHOOL ROAD, ACADEMY HOUSE AND GARDEN WALLSLB10615

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Fordyce
NGR
NJ 55606 63679
Coordinates
355606, 863679

Description

Later 18th century with 19th century additions and

alterations. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay house with later

wings at E and W gables. Harled, contrasting painted

margins, rubble gabled ends and rear. Centre entrance masked

by later 19th century single storey square porch and flanked

by later bipartites. Narrow 1st floor windows; 3 piended

wallhead dormers with decorative cast-iron finials. Single

storey and attic, 2-bay wing at E gable; upper windows

break wallhead as gabled dormers; W wing now as garage with

wide entrance; 2-pane glazing. Coped end stacks; slate

roof.

GARDEN WALLS: house and garden (including East Wing) enclosed

by high rubble garden walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Academy House, together with East wing (see entry below)

formerly Fordyce Academy established by George Smith

(1737-1790), a native of the village, for boys, preferably

named Smith, and administered by the George Smith Bounty from

1801. Amalgamated with new parish school opposite in 1882,

after which the building served as boarding house and later

as Headmaster's House until 1977; it then became 2

private houses.

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.186.

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