Listed Building

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LEITH HALL.LB9183

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
16/04/1971
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Kennethmont
NGR
NJ 54086 29789
Coordinates
354086, 829789

Description

Quadrangular harled mansion of several dates. NORTH BLOCK

3-storey and attic rectangular tower house with angle

turrets, mid 17th century. 2-STOREY ANGLE PAVILIONS mid 18th

century. EAST BLOCK mid 18th century as 2-storey entrance

front containing principal rooms, rebuilt to 3-storey with

piend roof and dentilled cornice c. 1799-1800. SOUTH BLOCK

1797 on site of old kitchen, 3-storey with dummy turrets to

match those on the N. 3 windows S. front tripartites l. and

r. with flush-pedimented Venetians at 1st. WEST BLOCK 1868

on site of courtyard wall, 2-storey and attic incorporating

some 17th century features. E. porch and W. roundels

(incorporating some 17th century dressed work) 1900 and 1906.

Statement of Special Interest

National Trust Property

B group

References

Bibliography

O.S.A. v. XIII p. 80

N.S.A. v. XII p. 584

3 S.A. p. 632 p. 584

C. & D. Arch v. III p. 600.

Leith-Hay and Lochhead Trustie to the End. Leith Hay,

Castellated Architecture of Aberdeenshire. (good views

as at 1810 in original edition, good etching before last

alterations and additions in later editions). Sheila

Forman, Scottish Country Houses and Castles p. 132.

No ref. in Giles. Notes by Dr. J.S. Richardson July 1959.

(per N.T.S.) The west block is probably by A. & W. Reid

and Melvin of Elgin who advertised for contractors for

additions Leithhall in the Huntly Express Feb. 20th 1875

(? the corridors at the rear of the S. wing).

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