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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
Plus Code: 9C9WH5W3+4M
Entry Name: Walled Garden, Rattray House
Listing Name: Rattray House, Outbuildings Walled Gardens, and 3 Sets of Gatepiers Attached Thereto.
Listing Date: 16 April 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334017
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3039
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Peterhead North and Rattray
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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.