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Aboyne, Bridgeview Road, Bridgend Cottage, Including Gates, Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

A Category B Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0702 / 57°4'12"N

Longitude: -2.7878 / 2°47'15"W

OS Eastings: 352332

OS Northings: 797960

OS Grid: NO523979

Mapcode National: GBR WR.8LB0

Mapcode Global: WH7NJ.4KR8

Entry Name: Aboyne, Bridgeview Road, Bridgend Cottage, Including Gates, Gatepiers and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334104

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3118

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1830. Single storey and attic, 3-bay, rectangular-plan former toll house. V-jointed, rusticated, finely finished granite. Tooled pink granite base course; recessed, segmental-arched door and window surrounds with voussoir detail, eaves cornice.

NE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; granite doorway with slightly recessed panels surmounted by decorative fanlight, 2-leaf panelled timber door; window to flanking bay to left and right.

SE ELEVATION: symmetrical; single bay; tripartite window with decorative fanlight matching doorway; gableted dormer to attic floor. Harled 2-bay addition to left, finely finished margins and projecting cills; bipartite window to bay to right, 16-light window to bay to left; segmental-arched dormer to attic, flanked to right by 2-pane skylight.

SW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled granite rubble with window off-centre to right of ground floor; squared and snecked pink granite lean-to addition to left; modern window with top hopper set in infilled doorway.

NW ELEVATION: symmetrical; single bay; blinded window (formerly as above) to centre of ground floor, intricately carved decorative timber panel; gableted dormer to attic floor. 3-bay, squared and snecked pink sandstone addition to right; glazed boarded timber doorway to bay to left, irregularly placed window to remainder; skylight to right of attic floor; flat-roofed addition with bipartite window to left.

Predominantly 12-pane timber sash and case windows with variety of later glazing. Piended graded grey slate roof with lead ridges and overhanging timber eaves. Coped triple ridge stack to original cottage; coped gablehead stack to SW; coped octagonal wallhead stack to W angle; circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

GATES, GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALL: low granite coped boundary wall to NE surmounted by radial patterned cast-iron railings, rosette roundels at intersections and urn finials. Pedestrian 2-leaf gate to left with square-plan ironwork gatepiers; vehicle gate to right with 2-leaf gate and square plan, rough-faced gatepiers with pyramidal caps; coped circular-plan piers to centre and outer left (adjoining bridge to far left).

ANCILLARY STRUCTURE: single storey and attic, single bay, square-plan granite rubble garage; double, sliding glazed boarded timber door to NE, window to SW, boarded timber door to SE, dormers to attic. Piended grey slate roof with cement ridge; overhanging eaves. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Picturesque cottage on the banks of the River Dee, retaining most of its original detailing. It would appear that the boundary walls originally merged with the parapet of the old suspension bridge over the River Dee, which has since been replaced by a reinforced concrete bridge (see separate listing).

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