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Rattray House, Outbuildings Walled Gardens, and 3 Sets of Gatepiers Attached Thereto.

A Category B Listed Building in Crimond, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5953 / 57°35'43"N

Longitude: -1.8458 / 1°50'44"W

OS Eastings: 409315

OS Northings: 856150

OS Grid: NK093561

Mapcode National: GBR P8SN.C16

Mapcode Global: WHBPV.MC77

Entry Name: Rattray House, Outbuildings Walled Gardens, and 3 Sets of Gatepiers Attached Thereto.

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334017

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3039

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crimond

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 18th century and later. Walled gardens mainly brick but
with small part of stone, larger (N. section) on axis of
house with curved flank walls linking to it. Triangular
arched gate with granite in and out quoins and voussoirs
dated J.C. H.H.C. 1842, looks older; pair red granite
gatepiers with ball finials at N. end of driveway in front of
the house, another pair at S. end similar but with curved
flank walls and square rubble-built pyramid roofed lodges
with tall finials (evidently the old main entrance) both mid
18th century. Another pair of S.E. corner of garden on Home
Farm drive to E. parkland rusticated with pyramid capping.

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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