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North-East Bridge the Lake, Pitfour (Captain Curzon)

A Category B Listed Building in Old Deer, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5298 / 57°31'47"N

Longitude: -2.0347 / 2°2'4"W

OS Eastings: 398020

OS Northings: 848853

OS Grid: NJ980488

Mapcode National: GBR P8BT.GJB

Mapcode Global: WH9NT.QZ9Y

Entry Name: North-East Bridge the Lake, Pitfour (Captain Curzon)

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354185

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19773

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Deer

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Central Buchan

Parish: Old Deer

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Before 1820. 3 low segmental arches with cutwaters granite ashlar built with square recessed panels at the spandrels. Fluted cast-iron post and chain prapets.

Statement of Interest

B group

Although the house was demolished in 1927-30 and the grounds have suffered much from timber felling, the Lake and its surrounding buildings still have great landscape and architectural value.

The buildings are probably all the work of John Smith who is credited with the house (reconstructed c 1809; fire damaged 1820, reinstated with further additions 1821-2) in the A.P.S.D. and his Aberdeen Journal Obituary.

Virtually nothing remains of the house; the basin of the fountain survives on the E. much damaged. The Riding School is much altered.

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