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Latitude: 57.1793 / 57°10'45"N
Longitude: -2.1281 / 2°7'41"W
OS Eastings: 392354
OS Northings: 809838
OS Grid: NJ923098
Mapcode National: GBR S76.9C
Mapcode Global: WH9QJ.8TW4
Entry Name: Danestone House
Listing Date: 5 June 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353396
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19108
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Old Machar
Electoral Ward: Dyce/Bucksburn/Danestone
Parish: Old Machar
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Mid 19th century, after 1859 (see REFERENCES). Principal 5-bay, 2-storey asymmetrical block, roughly rectangular on plan with shorter E and W elelevations, entrance to E; single storey wing extending N from E side. Asymmetrical gabled elevations, harled with undressed grey granite margins; gabletted dormer-headed windows to main block, with fleur-de-lys cusped timber bargeboards; pitched slated roof with deeply overhanging eaves, asymmetrical coped wallhead stacks; 4-pane sash and case glazing pattern.
E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 3-bay main block to left, gabled bay projecting at right with entrance porch further projecting at centre, narrow lights flanking; porch of grey polished ashlar, E-facing pointed arched entrance, single narrow lights to flanks, parapet and ball-finials raised over angles.
Single 4-pane sash and case window at 2nd floor over porch in gable. 2 bays set-back to left, inner bay with dormer-headed window breaking eaves; chimneybreast to outer (left hand) bay also breaking eaves into triangular gable, in turn breaking into wallhead stack above. Single storey wing set back to right, with slightly advanced 3-light bay window to left in angle, 3-light to right.
S ELEVATION: advanced and recessed wall planes, 2-storey gabled bays projecting to either end and centre, set-back 2-storey bays with gabletted, dormer-headed windows breaking eaves in between. 3-light and 2-light windows in timber mullions, 1st floor windows in advanced gables also transomed.
N (SUBSIDIARY) ELEVATION: formerly to rear, now more prominent. Asymmetrical openings, flat-roofed stair projection in NE re-entrant angle and timber mullioned and transomed stair window to right on N elevation of main block; smaller square windows with 4-pane sash and case glazing close-up at eaves at 2nd floor.
The Valuation Roll for 1864-65 names Danestone in the estate of Major John Paton, Occupier Captain Nares, RN; although John Crombie of J & J Crombie's tweed mill (of Grandholme Works, nearby) seems also to have lived in the house, probably later. (Information courtesy of Aberdeen District Council).
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