Listed Building

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MUIRESK HOUSELB16413

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
24/11/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Turriff
NGR
NJ 70353 49662
Coordinates
370353, 849662

Description

West wing: circa 1700 (fine moulded chimneypiece in centre attic

room) 2-storey and dormerless attic 5-window, centre gablet

with arched attic window, moulded skew ends, centre 2-column

Roman-Doric open portico with wood entablature c 1840. NE and

SE wings forming U-plan, mid 18th century.

Interior entirely remodelled circa 1830/40 retaining only late

18th century 1st floor drawing-room (now bedroom) and original

stair to attic, new staircase in SE wing, low 1st floor gallery

corridor and other additions inserted in court. Harled with

margins. 17th century armorial panel in SE wing, probably not

in its original position.

Statement of Special Interest

Note: The date 1604 is frequently given for this house, that

being the date when James VI and I granted Muiresk and Kinnermit

to Francis Earl of Errol. But the charter preserved within the

house makes it quite clear that there was already a house on

the property at that date. The present house was built by the

Brodies. Some work was probably done on it after Alexander

Dirom became proprietor, in 1767, the c 1830-40 remodelling was

done for James Brodie Spottiswoode

References

Bibliography

NSA v 12 p 995 'recent improvements ... in and out of doors'

(1842)

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