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SHIELS, FARMHOUSE (FORMER SMALL MANSION HOUSE) ADJOINING OUT-BUILDING AND WALLED GARDEN.LB16250

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Midmar
NGR
NJ 65655 9341
Coordinates
365655, 809341

Description

Dated 1742 at skewputts. 2-storey T-plan main house

5-window ashlar granite front, transom at door for fanlight,

openings chamfered; 1st floor taller than ground. Back

rubble with cherry cocking, 2 swept dormers.

Marked bell-cast to roof chimneys have ogee copes. Interior:

granite stair to half landing, wood above; 1st floor rooms

panelled. Outbuilding:- single-storey, probably earlier in

date. Large arched hearth with ingle seats. Choose press.

Large walled garden attached.

Statement of Special Interest

An important and very complete example of a mid 18th

century small mansion house.

Residence of Charles Mackay of Shiels (+ 1794) who

commanded a merchant ship in the West India Trade from the

Port of London. See tombstone in Midmar churchyard

(St. Nidan's)

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