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Auchintoul, Mains of Auchintoul - Steading

A Category B Listed Building in Marnoch, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5586 / 57°33'31"N

Longitude: -2.6467 / 2°38'48"W

OS Eastings: 361402

OS Northings: 852245

OS Grid: NJ614522

Mapcode National: GBR M8TR.B7R

Mapcode Global: WH8MD.98XT

Entry Name: Auchintoul, Mains of Auchintoul - Steading

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354183

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19771

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Marnoch

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banff and District

Parish: Marnoch

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

1790-1800. Large, quadrangular-plan steading. Squared and coursed granite ashlar with pinnings (cherry-cocking), ashlar dressings, band course. Stables, byres, threshing floor. Cattle courts to centre now partly demolished.

E ELEVATION: 2-stage, pedimented entrance tower at centre, with depressed arched pend at ground, band course above. Pointed arched window to 1st stage, 2 oval vents above to dovecot. Blue and gold enamelled clock to pediment, gabled ashlar bellcote with bell to gablehead. 5-bay piended ranges flanking; former stables to left, byres to right, openings now enlarged. Tower piended to courtyard; pointed arched window at 1st stage, small openings above blocked.

INTERIOR: timber trevises and hayhecks; drainage griep.

W ELEVATION: central tower with pend as above, (without clock), stack replacing bellcote. 4-bay ranges, flanking; doors between windows, window to outer bay. 4 windows at 1st floor.

S ELEVATION: formerly domestic; incorporating 2 2-storey cottages

3 irregular bays; outbuildings adjoining to right.

N ELEVATION: 2-storey threshing barn; ashlar coped, rubble vehicular ramp adjoining at ground, rising to double doors at 1st floor, breaking eaves in piended dormer. Large sliding doors at ground, windows to 1st floor. Wooden slatted floor inside.

COURTYARD: ashlar coped walls of cattle courts remaining. Doors at ground with windows flanking, smaller windows at 1st floor.

Letterbox fanlights to doors, some windows boarded, others with lying-pane glazing pattern. Grey slates to piended roof, corniced ashlar stacks.

Statement of Interest

Auchintoul House, Mill of Auchintoul, Farmhouse, Smithy, Walled Garden and South Lodge are all listed separately.

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