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Tugnet, Salmon Fishing Station, Courtyard Square with Dwellings and Adjoining Fish House

A Category A Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6734 / 57°40'24"N

Longitude: -3.0925 / 3°5'32"W

OS Eastings: 334935

OS Northings: 865365

OS Grid: NJ349653

Mapcode National: GBR L8QF.XRG

Mapcode Global: WH6JB.GDMB

Entry Name: Tugnet, Salmon Fishing Station, Courtyard Square with Dwellings and Adjoining Fish House

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332285

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1604

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bellie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Late 18th century complex of slightly different builds.
COURTYARD SQUARE WITH DWELLINGS: probably John Baxter, 1772.
2-storey, 5-bay S facing frontage with slightly lower,
2-storey single bay set back wings terminating U-plan rear
range enclosing hollow square. Tooled and squared rubble
frontage, tooled rubble elsewhere, tooled ashlar dressings.
Centre keystoned segmental-headed pend with impost blocks
leading to inner court. Regular fenestration with 12-pane
glazing. Shaped centre front wallhead stack; coped end
stacks; Banffshire slate roofs.
Inner court enclosed by 2-storey U-plan range comprising
dwellings, former cooperage, stables, stores. Forestair leads
to 1st floor.
FISH HOUSE: dated 1783. L-plan single storey range abutting W
gable of steading square; rear yard closed at N by wall.
Irregular 4-bay S front with doorway and blocked keystoned
arch (as steading square) with centre window. Further
doorways in W return elevation and massive double wallhead
stack. Varied glazing. Slate roofs.
INTERIOR: 2 large fireplaces each fitted with substantial
iron swey; wheel and hoisting tackle in roof. Stone slab
flooring.

Statement of Interest

Fish house in use for commercial salmon fishing. For further

notes, see Tugnet ice house below.

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88

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