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DURN HOUSE STABLESLB10621

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Fordyce
NGR
NJ 58836 65139
Coordinates
358836, 865139

Description

Later 18th century. Single storey and loft, wide 5-bay stable

and carriage house range. Rubble, ashlar dressings.

Slightly advanced and gabled centre bay with large garage

entrance slapped in ground floor. Single round-headed

keystoned loft door with blocked imposts in centre of

gable flanked by loft vents and with apex corniced bellcote.

Doorway set in segmental recess in centre of outer bay at

left (N); similar segmental entrance to carriage house

in outer bay at right (S) single loft window above.

Forestair at S gable with rubble parapet and round-headed

recessed 'goose bay' in base, leads to loft entrance in S

gable; plank door with 18th century hand-made latch with

heart-shaped bracket.

Later single storey gig house at N gable and low range of

additional stables at rear. Slate roof.

INTERIOR: 4-stalled stable accommodationl; only end

mural trevis (stall partition) survives with half round

end post and urn finial. 4 semi-circular ashlar lined

hay-hecks fronted by racks and with keystoned moulded arch;

these rise through wall to loft above where they terminate in

simple round-headed arches. Moulded plaster ceiling cornice

and centre roundel. Former harness/saddle/grooms' room

at left, carriage house at right.

Statement of Special Interest

Fine quality stables. Hay was dropped from loft through

semi-circular openings to feeding bays below.

Interior of stables similar to those at Gordon Castle,

1769-82, John Baxter, architect.

Goose bay below external forestair housed geese which

acted as 'watch dogs'. Unusual survival.

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