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FOCHABERS, 11 THE SQUARE, THE MANSE, AND GARDEN WALLS FLANKING GEORGE STREETLB1617

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000019 - 59-61
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
Bellie
NGR
NJ 34486 58756
Coordinates
334486, 858756

Description

John Baxter, 1788. N facing 2-storey, symmetrical 5-bay house

with return gable to George Street. Mixed rubble, red

sandstone rubble gables, tooled ashlar sandstone dressings

and margins. Centre door in round-headed recessed entrance

flanked by ground floor windows set behind shallow blind

arcade. Narrow 1st floor windows; paired square-headed attic

windows in return gables; 2-pane glazing.

Moulded coped end stacks; graded Banffshire slate roof.

Modern extension at rear.

INTERIOR: some original field panelled window shutters

survive.

GARDEN WALLS: high rubble garden walls flank George Street.

Statement of Special Interest

Constructed 1788 as manse; reverted to Duke of Gordon when

the incumbent, Rev John Anderson who combined the post of

Duke's Commissioner with his ministry, demitted charge but

continued as Commissioner resident in 11 The Square (later

named Darnley House). Purchased in 1959 by the Church when

house once again became the parish manse.

Mirrored design with 7 The Square, originally constructed as

town hall and school.

References

Bibliography

Anon, THE SURVEY OF MORAY (1798), p 311. William Cramond, THE

CHURCH AND PARISH OF BELLIE (1896), p 17. THE NORTHERN SCOT

AND MORAY AND NAIRN EXPRESS, 3 May 1924. Minutes of

Congregational Board, 14 Dec 1959. Howard Colvin,

BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY AND BRITISH ARCHITECTS, 1600-1840

(1979), p. 101. Scottish Record Office, GD/44/5cc 51/Bundle

387.

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