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STRICHEN HOUSE, STABLEBLOCK, (BARNYARDS OF STRICHEN) STRICHEN MAINS.LB16547

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Strichen
NGR
NJ 93707 54011
Coordinates
393707, 854011

Description

U-plan, N.E. front John Smith, probably 1821. Neo-classical.

Rough ashlar granite, centre raised and pedimented over pend

arch with weathercock. 4 arches with blind lunettes either

side, pedimented gables. Modern openings inserted. N.W. and

S.E. wings Victorian, John Sleigh, replacing original square

barnyard court.

Statement of Special Interest

Of Strichen House built 1818-21 to designs by John Smith of

Aberdeen for Lord Lovat only the shell remains, less the N.W.

bow and the S.W. portico which have been demolished completely.

There is a small circular plain rubble hermitage N.W. of the

house said to have borne date T.R. 1580 now roofless, no special features; and a plain walled garden to the E. The stone circle

mentioned in Dr. Johnson's Tour has been demolished. The mains

is now largely Sleigh's work but has old coped chimneys.

References

Bibliography

Estate maps and Sleigh plans, Anderson and Woodman Institute.

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