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Boyndie Church of Scotland Manse

A Category B Listed Building in Boyndie, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6632 / 57°39'47"N

Longitude: -2.6004 / 2°36'1"W

OS Eastings: 364274

OS Northings: 863860

OS Grid: NJ642638

Mapcode National: GBR M8YG.MFL

Mapcode Global: WH8LV.0NZ5

Entry Name: Boyndie Church of Scotland Manse

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334246

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3235

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Boyndie

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

1841-2, style of William Robertson, Elgin. Square on plan,
2-storey over raised basement, 3-bay house with 3-bay
return E and W elevations. Harled, tooled ashlar margins,
tooled granite angle margins, polished ashlar dressings.
Centre corniced and pedimented entrance with end
demi-anthemion acroteria (all painted) approached by flight
of steps with solid ashlar balustrade oversailing raised
basement. Regular fenestration, the raised ground floor
windows all tall, in front with decorative cast-iron guards
and some windows blind in E and W return elevations.
Projecting pedimented rear centre bay accommodating
stairwell. 12-pane glazing (except for single window in each
return elevation with replaced 4-pane glazing). Piended
platform local slate roof with paired corniced stacks
and centre glazed top light.
INTERIOR: entrance lobby leads to top-lit stairhall with
drawing room opening right and study (?former dining room)
at left. Plain white painted chimneypiece in drawing room;
simple corniced ceiling. Staircase leads to 1st floor
landing off which bedrooms lead through round-headed arches;
centre oval balustrated light-well (now glazed).

Statement of Interest

Manse of Boyndie succeeded a former manse constructed

approximately 50 yards to rear circa 1775. Plans

presented to presbytery for comment at a meeting held on 21st

February 1841 by Mr Alex Rainy, Factor to Boyndie

'Factory' of Seafield Estate. By March, 1842 the 'commotions

new manse' was nearly finished.

William Robertson of Elgin worked extensively for Seafield

Estates from circa 1820 until his death in June 1841 and

the building is in his style.

The manse is approached from the rear, which accounts for

the importance of the design of the rear elevation with its

pedimented centre bay.

1841 U-plan steading to E of manse in poor condition and

not included in listing.

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