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Wetherhill House

A Category B Listed Building in Ordiquhill, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.584 / 57°35'2"N

Longitude: -2.7258 / 2°43'32"W

OS Eastings: 356700

OS Northings: 855118

OS Grid: NJ567551

Mapcode National: GBR M8MP.40R

Mapcode Global: WH7L1.3M8W

Entry Name: Wetherhill House

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353997

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19600

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ordiquhill

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Parish: Ordiquhill

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

A and W Reid, 1865. 2-storey with basement, 3-bay former Church of Scotland Manse. Squared coursed and pinned whinstone rubble, sandstone dressings; raised ashlar margins, margined quoins, band course, eaves course. Harled basement, sides and rear.

SE ELEVATION: flight of 7 steps with cast-iron balustrade oversailing basement to deep-set 6-panelled door at centre, with pilastered and corniced doorpiece, letterbox fanlight. Windows flanking at ground, 3 windows at 1st floor close under eaves. Low ashlar coped retaining wall to basement with railings, 4 windows to basement.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2 doors and 2 windows to basement, 3 windows at ground, 4 openings at 1st floor, centre stair window lengthened.

Window at ground to each gable end. Sash and case windows with 4-pane glazing pattern. Grey slates, ashlar coped skews with gablet skewputts, corniced ashlar stacks with decorative cans. 3 small skylights to roof.

Statement of Interest

Kirk Session Records (Cramond) document the petition for a new manse in 1865; it was built in 1865, financed by Major Duff of Park. The building demonstrates the late survival of the Georgian style in the mid-Victorian period; A & W Reid were pupils of W Robertson of Elgin. It is almost unaltered since built, with just 1 additional and 1 enlarged opening at rear (see plans).

The courtyard steading to S; a single storey range with walled courtyard, rendered and whitewashed, is in use as garage and stores. Single storey, flat-roofed rubble wellhead building to E.Wetherhill ceased to be a manse in the 1960s.

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