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10 Bridge Square

A Category C Listed Building in Ballater, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0474 / 57°2'50"N

Longitude: -3.0378 / 3°2'16"W

OS Eastings: 337132

OS Northings: 795624

OS Grid: NO371956

Mapcode National: GBR WF.B5JP

Mapcode Global: WH7NL.94N7

Entry Name: 10 Bridge Square

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 357270

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB21838

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Ballater

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Ballater

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 3-bay simple classical, symmetrical house. Pink and grey granite ashlar to E (Street) fa├žade, rubble to W. Prominently situated on entrance road to Ballater from Ballater bridge. Central 4-panel timber door with simple rectangular fanlight above. 3 prominent canted attic dormers to E. Central rear stair turret with conical roof, widened, altered, 20th century additions to ground floor.

Predominantly timber 4-pane sash and case windows. Grey graded slates. Gable stacks.

INTERIOR: access not possible at time of visit (2005).

Statement of Interest

This is a good example of one of the early houses in Ballater, strategically placed as part of the row of houses at the immediate entry into the town from across the River Dee. Situated so close to the Bridge and on the entry road into Ballater, it adds considerable value to the streetscape of the town. It has a grandeur that is in contrast to the surrounding cottages and smaller villas, gained by its size and also in its use of finely squared and coursed granite.

Ballater was a planned town, founded in the late eighteenth century by the local laird, Francis Farquharson of Monaltrie, to provide accommodation for the increasing number of tourists to the nearby Pannanich Wells.

Undergoing conversion into flats (2005).

Changed from category B to C(S) in 2006.

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