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Ardo House and Outbuildings

A Category B Listed Building in Belhelvie, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2798 / 57°16'47"N

Longitude: -2.1201 / 2°7'12"W

OS Eastings: 392855

OS Northings: 821026

OS Grid: NJ928210

Mapcode National: GBR XP.FTQR

Mapcode Global: WH9Q4.D9N2

Entry Name: Ardo House and Outbuildings

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333756

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2786

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Belhelvie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Parish: Belhelvie

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Original house and granary shortly after 1756, house much
altered, 2-storey coursed rubble incorporated at right angles
in 2-storey 3-window granite ashlar mansion of c 1850. Large
neo-Greek porch of excellent design added 1921. Greenhouse
1913. Simple distinctive early Victorian interior work. Court
of offices, interesting granary building with suspended
floor.

Statement of Interest

In 1756 Ardo was sold to Dingwall of Rannieston who built the

house and granary (probably not the present one).

In 1838 Peter Harvey acquired the property and built the

house before he died in 1866. The policies were laid out by

J.F. Beattie who may have designed the house. The porch

detail suggests the hand of Dr. Kelly.

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