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Culter House (St. Margaret's School for Girls Boarding House)

A Category A Listed Building in Peterculter, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1028 / 57°6'10"N

Longitude: -2.2578 / 2°15'28"W

OS Eastings: 384480

OS Northings: 801343

OS Grid: NJ844013

Mapcode National: GBR XG.8KT2

Mapcode Global: WH9QV.9Q3S

Entry Name: Culter House (St. Margaret's School for Girls Boarding House)

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349399

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15714

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Peterculter

County: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Lower Deeside

Parish: Peterculter

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Main Block: S.E. part c. 1640/70, 3-storey with end tower
projections, 4-window centre with central moulded doorway and
corbelled centre chimney with Cumin coat of arms triple
shafted at top; c.1730 3-storey and basement 9-window front
with architraved central doorpiece added to N.W. doubling
width of house. Symmetrical N. & S. wings of good design
added 1910 W. Dalton Ironside (Walker and Duncan). Fire
damaged 1910, interior reinstated with principal rooms
faithfully reproduced incorporating parts of original (but
with woodwork varnished), Dr. Wm. Kelly. Harled throughout,
original part steeply battered, slighter batter in later
work. Principal interior 2nd floor ballroom, R-doric
pilasters coved ceiling with painting of Aurora after Guido
Reni (by Allan Sutherland, replacing original lost in fire).

Statement of Interest

Resemblance of centre 3 shafted chimneys to those at

Keithhall should be noted.

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