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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 57982 47862
357982, 847862


Probably 1788, substantial additions and internal

remodelling by A Marshall Mackenzie, architect, 1892-3.

Large E facing 2-storey house over raised basement, with

3-bay frontage and 5-bay return S elevation. Harled,

tooled granite margins and dressings. Centre door masked

by 1893 gabled porch and reached by flight of steps

oversailing raised basement; ornamental cast-iron

balustrade. Outer bay fenestration set in long shallow

round-headed recesses rising from basement to frame ground

floor tripartites and 1st floor Venetian windows, simple

round-headed centre 1st floor window. Plain long S facing

return elevation with additional canted end bay at SW

rising full height and off-centre projecting canted window

at basement and ground floor only. Plain irregular rear

(remodelled after some demolition) with centre stair window;

2-pane glazing. Band course and angle quoins to frontage;

1893 dated rainwater goods. Substantial pair coped granite

stacks in centre of piended platform roof, additional

ridge stack at gabled rear.

INTERIOR: entrance hall with reeded Corinthian screen,

and original raised and fielded panelled doors with

corniced overdoors. 1893 wooden staircase with barley-sugar

twist balusters and swag carved decoration to outer tread

ends. Re-modelled arcaded and pilastered 1st floor landing.

Dining room with black 1893 carved and columned

chimneypiece. Carved and swagged 1893 Adamesque drawingroom chimneypiece. Some decorative plaster ceilings and cornices.

Detached NW wing: 1788. 2-storey, 3-bay S facing building

set back at NW, probably former kitchen. Harled and harl

pointed rubble, tooled granite dressings. Irregular 3-E

frontage; large later rear (?) garage entrance; some blind

windows, 4- and 12-pane glazing; off-centre ridge stack;

piended slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Mayen purchased by Major Alexander Duff 1785-88 and house

commenced 1788.

Mirrored detached wing set back at SW (revealed on 1st ed

OS, circa 1870) has been demolished.



THE STATISTICAL ACCOUNT (1797, Witherington and Grant ed.

vol xiv, 1982), p. 400. Information regarding A M

MacKenzie, per the late John Marr, (Matthew and Mackenzie

office, Aberdeen).

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