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RATTRAY HOUSE, OUTBUILDINGS WALLED GARDENS, AND 3 SETS OF GATEPIERS ATTACHED THERETO.LB3039

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Crimond
NGR
NK 9315 56150
Coordinates
409315, 856150

Description

Mid 18th century and later. Walled gardens mainly brick but

with small part of stone, larger (N. section) on axis of

house with curved flank walls linking to it. Triangular

arched gate with granite in and out quoins and voussoirs

dated J.C. H.H.C. 1842, looks older; pair red granite

gatepiers with ball finials at N. end of driveway in front of

the house, another pair at S. end similar but with curved

flank walls and square rubble-built pyramid roofed lodges

with tall finials (evidently the old main entrance) both mid

18th century. Another pair of S.E. corner of garden on Home

Farm drive to E. parkland rusticated with pyramid capping.

Statement of Special Interest

Although the house was extended and altered c. 1817-18, and

again c. 1890 this group is of special interest for the

completeness of the mid 18th century layout of gardens

outbuildings gates, lodges and farm offices. The interior work

of c. 1817-18 is closely similar in detail to that at Castle

Forbes but whether by Simpson who began that house or Smith

who finished it is hard to guess.

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