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47 Slug Road and 27 Bath Street, Kirk Cottage Including Boundary Walls

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.968 / 56°58'4"N

Longitude: -2.2181 / 2°13'4"W

OS Eastings: 386840

OS Northings: 786325

OS Grid: NO868863

Mapcode National: GBR XK.2GXN

Mapcode Global: WH9RM.W4Y3

Entry Name: 47 Slug Road and 27 Bath Street, Kirk Cottage Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 25 November 1980

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 387999

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41671

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Stonehaven

County: Aberdeenshire

Town: Stonehaven

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century, E wing added before 1867, sub-divided mid 20th century. Single storey and attic, 5-bay (bays grouped 3-2), rectangular-plan cottage on corner site with later N wing forming V-plan, altered to form 2 cottages. Harled and whitewashed with ashlar margins, some painted.

SW (PRINCIPAL, SLUG ROAD) ELEVATION: bays to left with blocked centre door and flanking windows giving way to pedimented wide-centre tripartite dormer windows above, 2 closely aligned windows in bays to right with similar dormer window above. Later porch recessed at outer right.

NW (BATH STREET) ELEVATION: 2 widely-spaced windows to gabled bay angled at outer right. Lower bay to left with 2 tiny windows and later bays beyond incorporating pedestrian door.

12-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows to SW; centre lights reglazed and plate glass glazing to outer lights of dormers. Steeply pitched roof with graded grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with thackstanes and cans; straight ashlar-coped skews

INTERIORS: moulded cornices; working shutters; deep skirtings. N wing rooms at No 27 with 2 stone fireplaces incorporating huge lintels.

BOUNDARY WALLS: coped rubble boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

This is a good, traditional cottage on a prominent corner site although altered. The clear view to the north west along Slug Road, which 'leads from Stonehaven to Banchory, and was made in 1800 to shorten the distance to middle and upper Deeside. Before the Deeside railway was made, Queen Victoria often used this road on her way to Balmoral' (Eeks), has led to the local understanding that Kirk Cottage was built as a toll house. For many years (from the early 1950s) the cottage was the retirement home ot the Rev George Thompson, Minister of Fetteresso Parish Church 1800-1862. The original building facing Slug Road has been irregularly sub-divided, and the Bath Road section has been extended to include what was probably stabling and a bothy.

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