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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 349969
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB16250
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Westhill and District
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Tagged with: Architectural structure
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.
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
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