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Huntly Arms Hotel, Charlestown Road, Aboyne

A Category C Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.0757 / 57°4'32"N

Longitude: -2.7794 / 2°46'45"W

OS Eastings: 352847

OS Northings: 798562

OS Grid: NO528985

Mapcode National: GBR WR.884R

Mapcode Global: WH7NJ.8FQ2

Plus Code: 9C9V36GC+76

Entry Name: Huntly Arms Hotel, Charlestown Road, Aboyne

Listing Name: Aboyne, Huntly Arms Hotel

Listing Date: 26 February 1998

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391711

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB44959

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Aboyne And Glen Tanar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Earlier 19th century. 2-storey and attic, irregular-plan coaching inn (now an Hotel) with later additions and alterations. Squared and coursed granite with finely finished dressings. Gableted dormers.

SW (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; original 5-bay, 2-storey block with mid 19th century wings added to form Z-plan. Central gabled entrance bay advanced with round-arched doorway to ground floor, flanked by stone pilasters, timber door, painted crest in tympanum; window to centre of 1st floor; windows to ground floor of 2 flanking bays to right; canopy between ground and 1st floors obscuring flanking bays to left; regular fenestration to 2 flanking bays to left and right of 1st floor and attic floor. Gabled wing advanced to right with advanced rectangular tripartite window through ground and 1st floors; gabled bay to outer left with canted window to 1st floor. Late 19th century, 3-storey, symmetrical 3-bay crenellated addition adjoining to outer right; central doorway flanked to left and right by 4-light canted windows; regularly placed bipartite windows to 1st and 2nd floors; crowstepped gable to centre back incorporating stack at gablehead.

SE ELEVATION: mid 19th century addition to left, flanked to right by 20th century addition; single storey and attic, 6-bay, 19th century block to outer right, altered openings to 5 bays to left, gabled bay to right undergoing renovation.

NE ELEVATION: single storey block currently undergoing renovation.

NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; mid 19th century, 5-bay granite wing to right; regular fenestration to ground, 1st and attic floors of 3 bays to right; panelled timber door to penultimate bay to left of ground floor, flanked to left by infilled round-archway containing window; gabled windows to 1st floor. 2-storey, 7-bay harled addition to left; glazed timber door to 3rd bay from right of ground floor, doorway to penultimate bay to left, irregular fenestration to remaining ground floor bays; gabled windows breaking eaves to 1st floor.

Variety of glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with stone and lead ridge. Coped ridge stacks and corniced ridge stack to entrance bay, octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

The Huntly Arms Hotel was the principal inn in Aboyne and Glen Tanar Parish, and was described in the NSA as "a very commodious inn, noted for the excellent manner in which it is kept" (p1065).

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