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Sundial, Ballogie House

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C9V27XR+FC

Entry Name: Sundial, Ballogie House

Listing Name: Ballogie Policies, Sundial

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334069

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3089

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Parish: Birse

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Sundial

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1755. Octagonal shaft rising from circular base, simple gnomon.

Statement of Interest

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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