Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site

1-17 (Inclusive Nos) The Terrace, DunechtLB43

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Last Date Amended
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 75258 9117
375258, 809117


George Bennet Mitchell. Early 1900s. Picturesque row of standard Dunecht estate single-storey and attic cottages arranged as semi detached pairs with later shops at each end, set well back from the road. Built in squared rubble. Each cottage has a central timber and glazed porch with a bargeboarded gable and a pair of gabled dormer windows with bargeboarding. Shops designed in Dunecht estate office 1923 and 1936 by David Morris.

Statement of Special Interest

The Terrace were built by George Bennet Mitchell for A.C. Pirie after he bought Dunecht House and the estate in 1899. It was the first phase of Dunecht's development as a model village. Viscount Cowdray' factor, David Morris added the shops to the Terrace in 1923 and 1936.

G Bennet Mitchell (1865-1941) was an Aberdeenshire based architect who specialised in estate work in the region. His business mainly consisted of country house work and villas and cottages for the estates with which he had become acquainted through his work with Davidson & Garden.

The village was previously called Waterton (2nd Edition Ordnance Survey Map).

The properties are also known as:

Derncleugh, 1 The Terrace

Lochnager, 2 The Terrace

Benachie, 3 The Terrace

Lonach, 4 The Terrace

Glenalsh, 5 The Terrace

Lochaber, 6 The Terrace

Bencruichan, 7 The Terrace

Lomond, 8 The Terrace

Ben MacDhui, 9 The Terrace

Katrine, 10 The Terrace

Crichie, 11 The Terrace

Ardlui, 12 The Terrace

Gairloch, 13 The Terrace

St Kilda, 14 The Terrace

Sococh, 15 The Terrace

Cairngorm, 16 The Terrace

Souters Cottage, 17 The Terrace

Statutory address and listed building record revised in 2017. Previously listed as 'The Terrace (See Paper List For Full List Of Properties)'.



Canmore: CANMORE ID 153354, 242176, 242177, 242178, 242180, 242181, 253922, 268394, 268395, 268396, 268397, 268398, 268400, 268402 and 268403


Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1899, published 1900) Aberdeenshire 073.03 (includes: Cluny; Echt). 2nd Edition. 25 inches to the mile. Southampton: Ordnance Survey.

Printed Sources

Sharples, J., Walker, D.M. and Woodworth, M. (2015) The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen. New Haven, Yale University Press. p.87, 455-467.

Shepherd, I (1994) Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide. Edinburgh: RIAS. p.162-163.

Online Sources

G Bennet Mitchell at Dictionary of Scottish Architects [accessed 29/03/2018]

About Listed Buildings

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