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PHESDO HOUSELB9646

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
18/08/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Fordoun
NGR
NO 67586 75634
Coordinates
367586, 775634

Description

John Smith 1814-1815, rear wings internally altered and their north elevations remodelled Bird & Tyler 1970-71. Neo-Greek U-plan, main block on S. NW and NE wings. Main house 2-storey granite ashlar 5 window front, centre bay advanced with single storey tetrastyle fluted Greek Doric portice pilastered angles, consoled ground floor windows,

architraved first floor windows, architraved first floor windows, main cornice and blocking course, raised central parapet with panel of overlapping discs. Tripartite entrance within portico, recessed consoled doorpiece, elaborate original 6-panelled, lower panels ovals, central panels friezes of interlaced circles. W. elevation 3 window same

treatment as flanking bays on S. front; N. elevation also 3 bays, similar but blind centre bay with ground floor window in arched recess. Platform roof, 4 stacks. NW wing 2 window and broad 1-window end pavilion matching granite ashlar with cornice and blocking course, timber verandah with slim coupled columns and segmental arches with latticework spandrels. East wing 2-storey coursed rubble without cornice, irregular approx 5-window between 4th and 5th modern). Arched stair window with traceried head in court. Interior rectanglar entrance of Corinthian columns to square stair hall with single cantilevered flights, similar Corinthian screen at N end of drawing room at NW, apsed study and morning room (now dining room) on E side of S front (morning room formerly oval, returned to shape first planned 1970-71). Elegant

chimneypieces and consoled doorcases, at principal rooms. Interesting 'sow' (relic of original plumbing) in office court.

Statement of Special Interest

Note: The ruins of Smith's lodge single-storey 2-window square plan with unfluted Doric columns in the splayed angles, pyramid roof & centre stack have unfortunately been demolished.

References

Bibliography

NSA v IX p 87 Colvin: of British Architects.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

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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