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Eden House, Walled Garden and Glasshouses

A Category B Listed Building in King Edward, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6265 / 57°37'35"N

Longitude: -2.5046 / 2°30'16"W

OS Eastings: 369962

OS Northings: 859731

OS Grid: NJ699597

Mapcode National: GBR N85K.PB9

Mapcode Global: WH8M2.HKKS

Entry Name: Eden House, Walled Garden and Glasshouses

Listing Date: 7 November 1985

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341669

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9402

Building Class: Cultural

Location: King Edward

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Parish: King Edward

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1830. Roughly rectangular rubble walled garden, brick lined throughout; red Turiff sandstone tooled and shaped ashlar cope. (?later, circa 1850) grey granite ashlar finialled doorpiece frames pedestrian entrance in NE wall of garden; studded and ribbed plank door. Wide segmental-headed entrance at rear of former stables.

Range of contemporary cast-iron framed glasshouses abut SW facing wall within garden, in 3 sections constructed on red ashlar plinth. Front is supported by slender cast-iron pilasters, taller in central section and supporting delicate scroll decorated wallhead cornice.

Re-set portion of 17th century lintel or overmantel in NW exterior wallface.

Statement of Interest

Re-set lintel inscribed MY HOVP IS IN THE LORD. The glasshouses are a rare survival of unusually wide span.

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