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Home Farm, Ballogie House

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0489 / 57°2'56"N

Longitude: -2.7036 / 2°42'13"W

OS Eastings: 357408

OS Northings: 795534

OS Grid: NO574955

Mapcode National: GBR WV.9SX2

Mapcode Global: WH7NR.F3S2

Plus Code: 9C9V27XW+HG

Entry Name: Home Farm, Ballogie House

Listing Name: Ballogie Policies, Home Farm

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334071

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3091

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Parish: Birse

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Tagged with: Farmhouse Farmstead

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1832. 2-storey, basement to S Elevation, courtyard-plan home farm, with additions and alterations by Walker and Beattie in the late 19th century. Pink coursed granite rubble with long and short dressings. Predominantly boarded timber openings; crowstepped gables.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; gabled bay to centre, segmental-arched pend to courtyard at ground floor; round-arched window to centre of 1st floor; clock set in centre of pediment; cast-iron birdcage bellcote with weathervane to apex; blind window below louvred opening to flanking bay to left and right; broad opening with sliding door to outer left, boarded timber gableted dormer above; irregularly spaced skylights to attic.

S ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5-bay; regular fenestration to ground floor of 4-bays to right, window to centre and flanking bay to left at 1st floor, window between ground and 1st floors to outer left; variety of infilled openings. Irregular door and window openings to basement.

E ELEVATION: obscured by harled additions.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; opening with sliding door to left, infilled openings to right; 2 boarded timber piend-roofed dormers to attic.


Cobbled floor. Segmental-arched pend flanked to left and right by sliding boarded timber doors with glazed panels; 3 boarded timber piend-roofed dormers breaking eaves to N Block, irregularly placed boarded timber openings, infilled openings and skylights to remainder.

Predominantly 4-pane timber sash and case windows and 6-pane pivoting timber windows. Modern asbestos roofing. Coped wallhead stack to W, with octagonal can. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

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. Lewis Farqhuarson-Innes was responsible for the building of the Home Far, and the "ornamented entrance and a clock in front" (Dinnie, p95). 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", and was probably responsible for initiating the later alterations to the home farm.

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