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Latitude: 57.0487 / 57°2'55"N
Longitude: -2.7089 / 2°42'32"W
OS Eastings: 357089
OS Northings: 795512
OS Grid: NO570955
Mapcode National: GBR WT.9ZKV
Mapcode Global: WH7NR.C387
Entry Name: Ballogie Policies, Sundial
Listing Date: 25 November 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 334069
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3089
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
1755. Octagonal shaft rising from circular base, simple gnomon.
The Ballogie Estate was, in 1650, called Tillysnaught, and belonged to the Roses of Kilravock. It then passed to the Forbes family, followed by the Innes family and their relatives the Farquharsons. When the Innes family of Ballogie and Balnacraig died out the Farquharsons took on their name, becoming Farquharson-Innes. In 1850 the estate was sold to Mr James Dyce Nicol, a former MP for Kincardineshire. He was described as "a progressive landowner, spending large sums of money on his properties". The sundial stood beside Ballogie House (now demolished), which Mr Nicol had built in 1854 by James Matthews. It is similar in style to that in the walled garden (see separate listing), which is slightly earlier.
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