Listed Building

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BIRKENBUSHLB15514

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
25/04/1989
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Rathven
NGR
NJ 42382 62354
Coordinates
342382, 862354

Description

Probably 1730-40. Possibly James Ogilvie, master mason.

2-storey, 3-bay house with later single storey, single bay

wing at W gable. Modern render with contrasting painted

rendered margins. Symmetrical N and S elevations. At S centre

door with widely spaced narrow windows. At N centre shaped

gable breaks wallhead with attic window and deep moulded

cope to apex stack. Slightly enlarged outer bay ground floor

windows with unfortunate modern slated canopies. Narrow

centre ground floor window possibly replacing former

entrance.

Varied glazing. Substantial end stacks encased in modern

render; slightly bellcast slate roof; small scroll skewputts.

INTERIOR. Nothing of interest survives. Remodelled circa

1950.

Statement of Special Interest

Birkenbush was the property of the Gordons (?of Gordon

Castle) until purchased by the Gordons of Cairnfield during

18th century.

Slightly bellcast roof and shaped skewputts reminiscent of

Pittensair, St Andrews Lhanbryde Parish, the house built for

himself by James Ogilvie, master mason, in 1735.

Steading at W of house not included in listing.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1792-3, Witherington and Grant

edition, 1982), p.395.

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