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Barra Castle, Garden House and Remains of Garden Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Formartine, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3217 / 57°19'18"N

Longitude: -2.3479 / 2°20'52"W

OS Eastings: 379147

OS Northings: 825741

OS Grid: NJ791257

Mapcode National: GBR N9KC.H38

Mapcode Global: WH8NP.X74D

Entry Name: Barra Castle, Garden House and Remains of Garden Wall

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333795

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2824

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bourtie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Parish: Bourtie

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Probably 1753 in present form, perhaps incorporating older
work. 2-storey coursed boulder rubble square plan garden
house (survivor of 2), forestair to 1st floor room with key-
stoned chimneypiece. Garden wall much ruined.

Statement of Interest

Within the garden a table sundial dated AS IP 1767, not

originally at Barra; a head sundial of related type to the

Forgue and Ellon 3-head dials, together with a lions head

form Disblair; and in the forecourt a sphere sundial on a

corner baluster from Christ's Hospital London (dem. 1902-3).

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