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Garden Shelter, Aultmore House

A Category A Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2746 / 57°16'28"N

Longitude: -3.6366 / 3°38'11"W

OS Eastings: 301417

OS Northings: 821627

OS Grid: NJ014216

Mapcode National: GBR K9DH.DWN

Mapcode Global: WH5JW.3FK1

Plus Code: 9C9R79F7+R9

Entry Name: Garden Shelter, Aultmore House

Listing Name: Nethy Bridge, Aultmore House Garden Pavilions Terrace Walls and Walled Garden

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330876

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB549

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Abernethy and Kincardine

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Abernethy And Kincardine

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

C H B Quennell, 1912-14; addition 1922. Substantial 2-storey

and attic Mannerist classical house. Harled with polished

ashlar (Hopeman sandstone) dressings and margins, bullfaced

granite base course.

11-bay symmetrical N entrance front; advanced centre 7 bays,

with centre 3 bays delineated by giant pilasters, the

centre pair linked by open diminutive pediment, deep

parapet supporting urns. Centre entrance with scrolled

pediment clasping urn: moulded and lugged door surround.

Venetian window in outer W ground floor bay.

S garden front; 13 bays; 3 centre bays clasped by 2-bays

clasped by 2-bay projections (latter linked at ground

level by later pilastered, pedimented and balustraded closed

loggia) flanked by 3 recessed bays E and W. Balustraded

wallhead. Symmetrical 3-bay W return gable with bays

delineated by pilaster strips and centre pediment with

swagged tympanum; centre round-headed hoodmoulded entrance

approached by flight of steps. 1922 2-storey and attic,

4-bay addition at E. gable.

Dormers with shallow segmental heads and lugged detailing

to frames; sash and case windows with multi-pane glazing.

Wide angle pilasters or long/short detailing to all angles;

deep eaves bands and moulded cornices; tall panelled and

corniced stacks; Banffshire slates to piended and platformed

roofs.

Interior; passage runs E/W through ground and 1st floors

with all principal rooms opening off to S. All fittings

of fine quality but restrained style.

Stairwell; staircase rises 3 sides of stairwell with scrolled wrought-iron decoration to balustrade; marble floor and

coffered ceiling.

Drawing room; late 18th century carved and inlaid marble

chimneypiece; simple moulded cornice.

Inner hall; late 18th century marble chimneypiece.

Panelled doors and dodso; original surrounds to all grates;

simple moulded ceiling cornices; original bathroom fittings.

Garden pavilions; pair square garden pavilions (materials

as house) with ogee Banffshire slated roofs flank N entrance

front and linked to it by low balustraded quadrants.

Square random rubble garden shelter at SW.

Terrace walls, coped rubble and balustraded low walls

define and border garden terraces at S and W.

Walled garden; coped rubble walled garden to E of house;

round-headed arched entrance in centre S wall with flanking

pilasters supporting ball finials. Cast- and wrought-iron

pedestrian gate.

Statement of Interest

Built for H. Millet, owner of a Moscow department store

Architect's brief included making a reservoir on hillside

3 miles away.

House contains original centralised vacuum cleaner.

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