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ROYAL LOCHNAGAR DISTILLERY, FORMER STEADING OFFICES, MANAGER'S HOUSE AND ANCILLARY STRUCTURESLB6230

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
11/10/1990
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Crathie And Braemar
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NO 26628 93837
Coordinates
326628, 793837

Description

1845 with some later 19th and 20th century alterations. Group of distinctive buildings forming purpose-built distillery, with Manager's house to NE; internally modernised but still retaining many fine original features. Coursed grey granite rubble. 4-storey double pile former maltings building (now warehouse) with regularly spaced small shuttered or hoist door openings. U-plan steading (now visitors' centre) with 7 former cart arches to E, between advanced blank gable ends, N and S, and now with boarded 2-leaf timber leaf doors. Pyramid roofed mash house. Complex of single story office buildings to N, including 3-bay cottage. Tall brick chimney to S.

Variety of fenestration, but predominantly timber surrounds. Grey slate roofs. Some gable stacks. Brown painted iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: extensively modernised interiors throughout, but still retaining an old, open top mash tun with rakes, and rows of iron columns in former maltings.

MANAGER'S HOUSE: 2-storey, 3-bay house with timber gabled porch. Coursed grey and pink granite. Timber sash and case windows, 2 gable stacks and purple slates. White-painted rainwater goods.

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: single storey outhouse. Granite rubble with 8-pane timber casement window and timber door.

Statement of Special Interest

A good example of a group of mid 19th century distillery buildings still in use. The distillery has been in operation since its inception in 1845, and although it has undergone various changes since then, some of the original buildings and features are still intact. John Begg was granted a lease to build the distillery in 1845, after a previous distillery on this site burnt down in 1841. It was visited by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1848, after which Mr Begg received a Royal Warrant and the brand name was changed to Royal Lochnagar. Substantial but sensitive alterations were accomplished in the late 20th century to accommodate visitors and to allow for modern distilling practices.

References

Bibliography

1st Edition Ordnance Survey map (1866). Other information courtesy of Distillery staff (2005).

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