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Meldrum House

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Formartine, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3516 / 57°21'5"N

Longitude: -2.3124 / 2°18'44"W

OS Eastings: 381301

OS Northings: 829051

OS Grid: NJ813290

Mapcode National: GBR N9N9.1CR

Mapcode Global: WH8NJ.GH32

Plus Code: 9C9V9M2Q+J3

Entry Name: Meldrum House

Listing Name: Meldrum House

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349966

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16247

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Meldrum

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Parish: Meldrum

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

17th and 18th century, reconstructed Archibald Simpson c.

1836-39 as symmetrical neo-Jacobean mansion of 3-storeys with

2-storey advance pavilions and centre porch to S.W.

Reconstructed 1934-7 W.L. Duncan to requirements of Lady

Doris Duff, top storey of main block removed, Simpson's

balancing S.E. pavilion and porch demolished, main staircase

removed, new N.W. entrance and neo-Georgian main staircase at

entrance hall. Good Simpson woodwork and some earlier chimneypieces. interior otherwise much altered, interest now chiefly confined to

W. pavilion. Dated 1625, datestone not in original position, roof remodelled and angle turrets raised by Simpson: Very fine

balustraded external stair to 1st floor, ground floor vaulted. Rubble-built with cherry cocking.

Statement of Interest

Note: at the S.W. front a dismantled 17th century lectern

sundial with a fine damaged openwork baluster; base missing.

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