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Tarland, Kirklands of Cromar (Former Tarland Manse) Including Walled Garden, Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Tarland, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1268 / 57°7'36"N

Longitude: -2.8564 / 2°51'23"W

OS Eastings: 348249

OS Northings: 804316

OS Grid: NJ482043

Mapcode National: GBR WN.538X

Mapcode Global: WH7N9.342B

Entry Name: Tarland, Kirklands of Cromar (Former Tarland Manse) Including Walled Garden, Boundary Wall and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354203

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19789

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tarland

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

John & William Smith, 1846. 2-storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan with additional wing to rear, Jacobethan-style manse. Squared granite courses. Base course, eaves course, chamfered margins to openings. Coped, shouldered skews with projecting skewputts to gable ends and gabled dormers breaking eaves. Timber mullions and transoms to large rectangular windows.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: Advanced single storey entrance porch to centre; stone steps to timber panelled door to centre within Tudor-arched frame, chamfered corners to returns, porch terminating in parapet with central stepped pediment above cornice. Gabled dormer breaking eaves to 1st floor above porch and bay to left, tripartite window to ground floor bay to left. Slightly advanced gabled bay to right with tripartite window to ground and bipartite to 1st floor.

N (REAR) ELEVATION: Advanced gabled bay to right with garage to ground and arrow slits to upper storey. Slightly advanced gabled bay to centre and gabled bay to left. Irregular fenestration.

E (SIDE) ELEVATION: 4-bay. Blank side wall with twin projecting battered wallhead stacks.

W (SIDE) ELEVATION: 6-bay. Broad, double gabled bay to right with battered, projecting wallhead stack. Irregular fenestration to bays to left with 2nd battered wallhead stack to centre.

Multi-pane sash and case windows. Grey slates, lead flashing. Twinned tall, coped and chamfered stacks.

INTERIOR: interior arrangement typical of established manse plan with central lobby, staircase to rear and flanking apartments with kitchen wing to rear. Plain plasterwork dado and cornices, plaster pilasters to lobby. Cellar with slate slab shelving boxes.

WALLED GARDEN: rectangular walled garden to SW of hous. Squared granite courses.

BOUNDARY WALL AND GATEPIERS: low granite rubble wall terminating in square piers with pyramidal caps.

Statement of Interest

Formerly Kirklands of Tarland, originally Tarland Manse. Built to the same design as manses at Kincardine O'Neill, Tough and Tarvie. Harled in the 1930s and removed again in 1960s. A development from the established neo-classical manse type, such as Kirklands of Coull (see separate listing) with Tudor decoration and a more asymmetrical plan although the internal arrangement and 3 bay front elevation remains essentially the same.

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