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Mains Of Shiels

A Category B Listed Building in Midmar, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1736 / 57°10'25"N

Longitude: -2.5696 / 2°34'10"W

OS Eastings: 365655

OS Northings: 809341

OS Grid: NJ656093

Mapcode National: GBR X0.8S38

Mapcode Global: WH8P5.HYLJ

Plus Code: 9C9V5CFJ+C4

Entry Name: Mains Of Shiels

Listing Name: Shiels, Farmhouse (Former Small Mansion House) Adjoining Out-Building and Walled Garden.

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349969

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16250

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Midmar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Westhill and District

Parish: Midmar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Dated 1742 at skewputts. 2-storey T-plan main house
5-window ashlar granite front, transom at door for fanlight,
openings chamfered; 1st floor taller than ground. Back
rubble with cherry cocking, 2 swept dormers.
Marked bell-cast to roof chimneys have ogee copes. Interior:
granite stair to half landing, wood above; 1st floor rooms
panelled. Outbuilding:- single-storey, probably earlier in
date. Large arched hearth with ingle seats. Choose press.
Large walled garden attached.

Statement of Interest

An important and very complete example of a mid 18th

century small mansion house.

Residence of Charles Mackay of Shiels (+ 1794) who

commanded a merchant ship in the West India Trade from the

Port of London. See tombstone in Midmar churchyard

(St. Nidan's)

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