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Meldrum Arms Hotel, Main Building.

A Category B Listed Building in Mid Formartine, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.3347 / 57°20'5"N

Longitude: -2.3192 / 2°19'9"W

OS Eastings: 380879

OS Northings: 827180

OS Grid: NJ808271

Mapcode National: GBR N9MB.J79

Mapcode Global: WH8NJ.BWVZ

Entry Name: Meldrum Arms Hotel, Main Building.

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 384369

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB38883

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Old Meldrum

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Old Meldrum

Electoral Ward: Mid Formartine

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Central part late 18th century 2-storey 3-window harled with
skewputts, splay corbelled to square at set-back to N. wing;
N. wing c. 1820 piend roof and splayed corner, small circular
window by door; tripartite at 1st; S. wing mid 19th century,
irregular fenestration, partly altered, low S. office wing
with ball finial at apex of gable. Glazing largely original,
continuous dormer with matching glazing at central part.

Statement of Interest

Items 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 17, 18 and 19 belong to the

18th century town before it was superseded by Inverurie as

the more important town in the neighbourhood as a result of

first the canal and later the railway.

The charter of Old Meldrum as a Burgh of Barony dates from

1672 but the foundation of the village was considerably

earlier, c. 1634.

In the 1690's Old Meldrum contained 16 merchants while Inverurie

had only four and Insch and Kintore one each. Old Meldrum was

then entered by the Mill Road from the South and the Cowgate

from the north. The Market Square was larger then than now, a

row of houses and shops being built on the north side early in

the 19th century.

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