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Rattray House

A Category B Listed Building in Crimond, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5952 / 57°35'42"N

Longitude: -1.8461 / 1°50'46"W

OS Eastings: 409295

OS Northings: 856137

OS Grid: NK092561

Mapcode National: GBR P8SN.BVH

Mapcode Global: WHBPV.MC29

Entry Name: Rattray House

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334016

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3038

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crimond

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Rear part 2-storey basement and attic harled, mid 18th
century. Good original hall and stair joinery, very fine 1st
floor drawing room (now bedroom) rococo chimneypiece with
painted over-mantel, doorcases with pulvinated friezes,
pediments and painted tympana. Taller and wider front (W)
block added c. 1817-18, 2-storey and basement stuccoed and
whitewashed to front with plain parapet, piend roof. Slightly
advanced centre section 1-window flanked by narrow dummies
with higher parapet and twin chimneys, porch c. 1890
replacing 4-column plain doric one; 2-window either side.
Simple classic interior.

Statement of Interest

Although the house was extended and altered c. 1817-18, and

again c. 1890 this group is of special interest for the

completeness of the mid 18th century layout of gardens

outbuildings gates, lodges and farm offices. The interior work

of c. 1817-18 is closely similar in detail to that at Castle

Forbes but whether by Simpson who began that house or Smith

who finished it is hard to guess.

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