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Gate Piers, St Mary's Parish Church, Monymusk

A Category C Listed Building in Monymusk, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2268 / 57°13'36"N

Longitude: -2.524 / 2°31'26"W

OS Eastings: 368460

OS Northings: 815245

OS Grid: NJ684152

Mapcode National: GBR X1.FJJJ

Mapcode Global: WH8P0.6MC5

Plus Code: 9C9V6FGG+PC

Entry Name: Gate Piers, St Mary's Parish Church, Monymusk

Listing Name: Gatepiers on W. Axis of Church Between 7 and 8 Monymusk Square

Listing Date: 24 November 1972

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349691

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15989

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Monymusk

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Parish: Monymusk

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

D-plan granite ashlar. Perhaps 1822, or possibly earlier.

Statement of Interest

The village square was laid out on the axis of the church by

Sir Archibald Grant in 1716 the centre of the square forming a

cattle pound for Banffshire drovers. The original houses were

clay-bound stone thatched with heather. The N.S.A. v XII p.468

describes it as almost entirely rebuilt of late by the

proprietor. It was gradually Tudorised by Sir Arthur Grant

between 1889 and 1902

Re-categorised as C(S) from B for Group (2006). The listing relates specifically to the group interest of the subject. It applies, as always, to interior as well as exterior, as appropriate to building type.

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