Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

26 ANN STREET, JOHNSTON LODGELB41541

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
25/11/1980
Supplementary Information Updated
23/03/2006
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Burgh
Stonehaven
NGR
NO 87287 85918
Coordinates
387287, 785918

Description

Circa 1800. 2-storey and attic (possibly raised from single storey), 5-bay house (originally terraced pair) with corniced and columned doorpiece (see Notes), and Venetian window. Squared rubble (granite and sandstone), coursed rubble and harl; cement-rendered/concrete dressings. Architraved windows to ground. Mullions and some stop-chamfered arrises.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: door with columned doorpiece to left of centre, large tripartite windows to flanking bays, further door in bay to right with further tripartite beyond; 5 single windows to 1st floor and 3 dormers above, that to right canted, those to left and centre piended.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: 3 bays to right with Venetian stair window at centre flanked by altered openings at ground and 2 windows at 1st floor; outshot bay to left centre with tall stair window, altered bay to left in re-entrant angle at ground and single window above.

Plate glass glazing in replacement windows. Grey slates. Coped squared rubble ridge stacks with full-complement of polygonal cans and thackstanes; ashlar-coped skews.

INTERIOR: mostly modern but with timber staircase, panelled reveals to dining room and coloured margins to Venetian stair window.

Statement of Special Interest

Formerly listed as 26 and 28 Ann Street, since combined and heavily repaired. At least part of Johnston Lodge was built as coach house and stables for nearby Arduthie House. Documents 'Raised by John Innes of Cowie for Robert Barclay Allardyce' dated 8 and 15 December, 1803 record land feued for '4 dwellings' in favour of Helen Young. These can be identified as Arduthie House, coach house, stables and further dwelling to rear. Although no record of the original structures on this site is available, it is possible that it was raised from a single storey building as there is an obvious change in stonework between floors on the principal elevation. The original listing describes the doorpiece 'incorporating pulvinated frieze to entablature'.

References

Bibliography

Information courtesy of owner of Arduthie House, drawings and documents in owner's possession. Wood TOWN PLAN OF STONEHAVEN (1823).

About Listed Buildings

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We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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