Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

23 SLUG ROAD, ASHLEY COTTAGE, INCLUDING BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATESLB50267

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
23/03/2006
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Burgh
Stonehaven
NGR
NO 87121 85964
Coordinates
387121, 785964

Description

Circa 1900; additions to rear. Single storey and attic, 3-bay cottage retaining unusually fine detail and interior, and paired with No 25 Slug Road. Heavily stugged Aberdeen bond ashlar with tooled ashlar dressings; coursed, squared rubble to sides and rear; harl and brick extensions. Base and eaves courses. Stone mullions and stop-chamfered arrises.

SW (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Centre bay with broad 9-panelled timber door, flanking pilasters, narrow outer lights and pilastered jambs, all under dentilled cornice and 3-part fanlight, small piended wallhead dormer window above. Flanking bays each with canted dormer window under reducing slate roof abutting base of smaller dormer with polygonal roof.

NW ELEVATION: broad gabled elevation with single window to left and right of centre.

UPVC sash and case effect glazing. Grey slates. Coped ashlar gablehead stacks with full-complement of polygonal cans. Ashlar-coped skews with mitre skewputts. Square-section, cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers and fixings.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place incorporating fine moulded plasterwork cornices and ceiling roses; picture rails; panelled timber reveals and fire surrounds; architraved and panelled timber doors. Encaustic-tiled hall floor and screen door with patterned glass lead to stairhall with decorative plasterwork consoles, dog-leg staircase with decorative cast-iron balusters; principal ground floor rooms with paired round-arched alcoves and flanking fluted columns.

BOUNDARY WALLS AND GATES: low coped harled boundary walls with ironwork gate.

Statement of Special Interest

This unusually intact, well-detailed cottage is grouped with No 25 Slug Road. They are situated close to the southern end of Slug Road, the main route into the town centre from Banchory. Addressed as Ashley House in the 1923 Valuation Roll, with the owner listed as Thomas Basil Mitchell MB, CLB. Thomas Mitchell's sister lived next door at Rowandale, No 25.

References

Bibliography

ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP (1902). Information courtesy of owners. Fetteresso Parish VALUATION ROLL (1923-24).

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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