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Badenyon, Begg's House Steading

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2571 / 57°15'25"N

Longitude: -3.0956 / 3°5'44"W

OS Eastings: 334000

OS Northings: 819028

OS Grid: NJ340190

Mapcode National: GBR L9QJ.W31

Mapcode Global: WH6L8.FV3G

Entry Name: Badenyon, Begg's House Steading

Listing Date: 11 September 1984

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 346911

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13714

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glenbuchat

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Glenbuchat

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1830. Little altered single storey (partly with lofts), disused U-plan steading forming group with Begg's House. Incorporating monumental stone-lintelled, square-headed cart arches with fine decoratively snecked centre pier. Snecked rubble with ashlar quoins.

Further Description:

S (COURTYARD) ELEVATION: symmetrical with advanced gabled ranges flanking recessed central range. Gable to left with 2 square-headed cart arches, centre pier with decorative contrasting snecking giving way to similar voussoired joint above between huge tooled granite lintels and 2 loft openings above. Gable to right with doorway at left, evidence of blocked opening at right and 2 loft openings above. Variety of openings (some blocked) to recessed face and returns.

Evidence of 6-paned glazing pattern in timber windows. Grey slates and small cast-iron rooflights. Ashlar coped skews with block skewputts.

Statement of Interest

Group with Badenyon, Begg's House. Begg's House Steading forms part of an important early group at the site of Badenyon Castle. This example at Begg's House is a fine example of a larger more prosperous farm than most throughout the Glen, and its decaying state is indicative of the common decline experienced during the twentieth century. The remaining structures in the Badenyon group, Begg's House, Jeannie's House, Jeannie's House Steading and Jeannie's Mother House are also listed buildings.

The original listing for Begg's House Steading mentions an early doorhinge which probably came from Badenyon Castle. The hinge is to be found at the steading at Jeannie's House, and has always been at that location.

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