Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Group Category Details
100000019 - 52-55, 57
Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 55802 64804
355802, 864804


Probably mid-18th century house incorporating earlier

fabric and later remodelling early-mid 19th century stable

range continuous at N gable. 2-storey, symmetrical

5-bay house with single storey and loft, 6-bay stable

range. Modern harl with chamfered ashlar margins; rubble

stables with tooled ashlar dressings. Centre entrance;

regular fenestration with slightly smaller 1st floor

windows; 5 1st floor windows in rear, 2 ground and 2 1st

floor blind windows in S gable. 2 doors and 4 windows in

ground floor of stables, 3 loft openings. Modern 6-pane

casements in all windows.

Hipped and corniced end and rear wallhead stacks; shallow

piended slate roof to main house, gabled slate roof with

projecting eaves to former stables. High walled passage

links rear of house to rear service quarters of mansion, 1

wall of the passage a portion of the walled garden wall.

INTERIOR: plain staircase with simple turned balusters; 1st

floor passage linked with former stable loft by doorway

revealed during recent restoration work. Now converted to

dwelling house (1989).

Statement of Special Interest

Glassaugh Lodge presents difficulties of dating and

interpretation. The regular fenestration with chamfered

window margins is of 18th century date, the hipped stacks

and shallow piended-roof of early-mid 19th century. The

house may have been part of an earlier mansion, or indeed the

principal if modest house of the estate before the circa

1770 mansion (enlarged 1840) was constructed. Certainly it

appears to have been used as servants' quarters in late

18th-early 19th century, the walled passage linking it

directly with the mansion house rear service area, screening

the coming and going of servants from the main entrance

front of the 1770 house. The mansion house was re-cast

to the S in 1840 and approached by a new drive from the E,

after which the service area would have been less noticeable.

Houses and stables now linked internally and in process of

conversion to modern dwelling (1989).



Mid 18th century topographical painting by unknown artist

in former Portsoy Burgh chambers; copy with present owners.

About Listed Buildings

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