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Glen Conrie, Mill of Glenconrie

A Category B Listed Building in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.1791 / 57°10'44"N

Longitude: -3.1078 / 3°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 333127

OS Northings: 810356

OS Grid: NJ331103

Mapcode National: GBR WC.1N7D

Mapcode Global: WH6LN.7TC8

Entry Name: Glen Conrie, Mill of Glenconrie

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349888

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16172

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Strathdon

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Strathdon

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Dated 1768. Unusual, split-level 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan dwelling of good quality, built as dower house for Inverernan on ground falling to W at mouth of Glen Conrie. Harled with deep-set openings, dated at skew. Original glazing.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: almost symmetrical entrance elevation to S with panelled timber door and narrow glazed fanlight to centre, small window above, window to each floor in bay to right, both 1st floor windows abutting eaves. Bay to left lower, again with windows at each floor.

9- and 16-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Small grey slates and stone ridge. Squared rubble stacks harled at outer faces, with thackstanes and cans. Ashlar-coped skews and moulded skewputts, that to SW dated.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place including 4- and 6-panelled timber doors, kitchen door boarded with long ironwork hinges and latch; exposed beams to kitchen ceiling, some rooms timber lined. Timber fire surround with granite hearth and bracketed mantel shelf to each room, that to dining room with swey and that to principal bedroom with cast iron horseshoe grate. Adzed beams in roof.

Statement of Interest

A well-detailed early house retaining much of its original character. Built as the dower house for Inverernan House which is sited at the other (north) side of the River Don. Built circa 1800, the mill was one of four meal mills in the parish recorded in the New Statistical Account. No trace of the building remains as it was destroyed by fire circa 1935. The nearby steading range, now converted to dwelling and garages, dates from the 19th century. Formerly run as a ten acre croft, there is an early water supply running from lade condies to the house.

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