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CULTER HOUSE (ST. MARGARET'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS BOARDING HOUSE)LB15714

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Parish
Peterculter
NGR
NJ 84480 1343
Coordinates
384480, 801343

Description

Main Block: S.E. part c. 1640/70, 3-storey with end tower

projections, 4-window centre with central moulded doorway and

corbelled centre chimney with Cumin coat of arms triple

shafted at top; c.1730 3-storey and basement 9-window front

with architraved central doorpiece added to N.W. doubling

width of house. Symmetrical N. & S. wings of good design

added 1910 W. Dalton Ironside (Walker and Duncan). Fire

damaged 1910, interior reinstated with principal rooms

faithfully reproduced incorporating parts of original (but

with woodwork varnished), Dr. Wm. Kelly. Harled throughout,

original part steeply battered, slighter batter in later

work. Principal interior 2nd floor ballroom, R-doric

pilasters coved ceiling with painting of Aurora after Guido

Reni (by Allan Sutherland, replacing original lost in fire).

Statement of Special Interest

Resemblance of centre 3 shafted chimneys to those at

Keithhall should be noted.

References

Bibliography

O.S.A. v. XVI p.364

N.S.A. v. XII p.108

3.S.A. p.125

Henderson Annals of Lower Deeside p.115 St. Margaret's School

for Girls, Historical note in Boarding House prospectus (date

given c.1640) W. Douglas Simpson, Earldom of Mar p.130 gives

date as c.1672. Plans (Walker and Duncan) A. Marshall

Mackenzie and Marr (per AGR Mackenzie notes). W. Douglas

Simpson in Press and Journal May 18th 1925. Aberdeen Daily

Journal Jan. 24th 1910.

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