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- Group Category Details
- 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.
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