Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 75713 46976
375713, 846976


1814 in present form. Castellated mansionhouse, square plan

with round angle towers, of which one-third is part of the old

Castle of Balquholly. 3-storey 5-window entrance frontage

other frontages 4-window. Langley type gothic doorpiece with

shafted columns, battlemented parapet, towers raised slightly

higher with corbelled parapets. Low central crenellated tower.

Red rubble, thinly harled. Interior mainly of 1814: simple

classical, grand central staircase, dining and drawing rooms


Entrance hall altered recently by Turnbull of Turriff, other

alterations at upper floors by W Duncan of Turriff 1901.

Statement of Special Interest

Balquholly was acquired, by Alexander Duff of Hatton (in

Auchterless) from the Mowats in 1723 and subsequently renamed




1901 plans NMRS

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