Listed Building

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PORTSOY, EAST LINKS, OLD ROPERY COMPLEX INCLUDING BACK GREEN COTTAGESLB10655

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
23/05/1990
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Fordyce
NGR
NJ 59363 66014
Coordinates
359363, 866014

Description

Early 19th century ropery and adjoining houses in linear

formation with long elevations N and S.

ROPERY: early 19th century, single storey and loft over

raised basement at W (slightly sloping site), irregular

9-bay building approximately 100' long. Harl pointed

rubble, tooled rubble dressings. 2 loft windows with

wooden shutters survive at SW; other loft windows close under

wallhead now blocked. Forestair to centre W gable loft door,

similar entrance in E gable served by long ramp. End stacks,

single (later) brick wallhead stack N and S; pantile roof

in poor condition.

INTERIOR: gutted interior.

HOUSE ADJOINING ROPERY: early 19th century, 2-storey 3-bay

house abutting and slightly set back to N of W gable of

ropery. Harled. Centre door, regular fenestration; end

stacks; slate roof in poor condition.

INTERIOR: gutted.

BACK GREEN COTTAGES ADJOINING ROPERY HOUSE: early-mid 19th

century terrace of 3 cottages at W gable of house. Single

storey and attic, 2 cottages of 2 bays and 1 (at W) of 3

bays with centre door. Harl pointed rubble; end and ridge

stacks; slate roofs.

INTERIOR: poor condition.

Statement of Special Interest

Ropery complex sited immediately E of Burn of Durn. Interesting industrial survival now in poor condition.

References

Bibliography

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1842), p.191. IMPERIAL

GAZETTEER OF SCOTLAND ii (c.1855), p.628 John R Hume, THE

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii (1977) p.175.

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