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Walled Garden, Aberlour House

A Category B Listed Building in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Latitude: 57.4749 / 57°28'29"N

Longitude: -3.2004 / 3°12'1"W

OS Eastings: 328106

OS Northings: 843370

OS Grid: NJ281433

Mapcode National: GBR L8GZ.2N2

Mapcode Global: WH6K7.TD51

Plus Code: 9C9RFQFX+WR

Entry Name: Walled Garden, Aberlour House

Listing Name: Aberlour House, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333267

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2354

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberlour

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Parish: Aberlour

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Circa 1840 probably William Robertson. Walled garden and

loggia, with subsequent additions including entrance probably

by A and W Reid, 1855-60; further entrance by Sir Robert

Lorimer, 1893. Large, irregularly shaped but roughly

semi-circular rubble walled garden, brick lined on inner

face; tooled ashlar cope; polished ashlar dressings.

Pedimented tetrastyle porticoed roofless loggia (circa.1840)

supported by 4 unfluted Greek Doric columns projects into

garden from E portion of wall, close to recently widened


Long straight W wall divides garden from house policies with

2 arched decorative entrances.

S ENTRANCE: style of A and W Reid, circa 1855-60; pedimented

archway with round-headed monogrammed keystoned arch flanked

by channelled ashlar pilasters. Cast-iron gates with

cast-iron trellis piers.

N ENTRANCE: Sir Robert Lorimer, dated 1893. Tall channelled

rusticated ashlar piers flank round-headed archway. Pineapple

finials with scroll brackets. Carved shell, fruit and flower ornamentation. Inscriptions carved around head of arch on

both faces initialled plaque to right of gateway on outer

face. Pair decorative wrought-iron gates.

Various carved stone plaques and roundels depicting beasts

and flowers set near gates on both faces.

Statement of Interest

Probably built by Alexander Grant (d.1854); extended by his

niece and heir Miss MacPherson Grant whose initials are

carved on S entrance.

N gate inserted by Sir John Ritchie Findlay whose initials

with those of his wife are inscribed on plaque beside gate.

Bricks for lining probably from former Craigellachie Brick

and Terracotta Works.

The larger portion of the garden now serves as caravan site.

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