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FINDRASSIE HOUSE AND GATEPIERSLB15594

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Spynie
NGR
NJ 19523 65126
Coordinates
319523, 865126

Description

Circa 1790, on earlier site and possibly incorporating

earlier fabric. Addition, William Robertson, 1826. 2-storey

and attic, S facing 3-bay house and lower 2-storey wing set

back at W gable. Squared tooled ashlar frontage, harled

flanks, rear and wing, tooled and polished ashlar dressings

and margins.

Centre entrance approached by short flight of steps; corniced,

lugged and moulded doorpiece with rectangular fanlight with

'Gothic' glazing; panelled door.

Regular front fenestration with longer 1st floor windows and

single 1st floor windows in E and W gables; originally the

rear had symmetrical fenestration, the regularity marred by

later alterations.

1826 wing with ground and single 1st floor windows and with

large regular 2-bay window pattern in N elevation. 2 later

piended dormers; mainly 12-pane glazing.

Rusticated quoins in main house; moulded eaves cornice; tall

end stacks with moulded copes; slate roofs with modern solar

panels at ridge.

INTERIOR: entrance stairhall with shaped cantilevered

staircase rising through house; main public rooms originally

at 1st floor level, re-furbished in 1826 with some key pattern

doors jambs and plaster cornices with anthemion detailing.

Some late 18th century raised and fielded panelled doors.

Subsequent division of large 1st floor drawing room.

Ground floor dining room with mid 19th century black marble

chimneypiece with access to 1826 service area in W wing.

White marble chimneypiece in present drawing room. Re-used

late 17th/early 18th century moulded hearth surround in SW

attic room; 19th century cast-iron bedroom grates in some

rooms. Pair re-used raised and fielded panelled doors

(probably from 1st floor drawing room) close storage cupboard

in service area, W wing. Rear basement area and vaulted

cold-store.

GATEPIERS (NJ 196 648): circa 1790 pair square ashlar gatepiers

with corniced square caps surmounted by ball finials. Pair

cast-iron carriage gates.

Statement of Special Interest

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT 1792-3; Witherington and Grant ed.

vol. xvi, 1982), p. 693.

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1835), pp. 96, 98.

J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.80.

Robert Young, THE PARISH OF SPYNIE (1871), pp.253-61.

Moray District Record Office, ZBEI A71/826/52,328,375.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT 1792-3; Witherington and Grant ed.

vol. xvi, 1982), p. 693.

NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii (1835), pp. 96, 98.

J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), p.80.

Robert Young, THE PARISH OF SPYNIE (1871), pp.253-61.

Moray District Record Office, ZBEI A71/826/52,328,375.

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