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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334016
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3038
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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