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Latitude: 57.0729 / 57°4'22"N
Longitude: -2.8811 / 2°52'52"W
OS Eastings: 346675
OS Northings: 798334
OS Grid: NO466983
Mapcode National: GBR WM.8HVK
Mapcode Global: WH7NG.QH75
Entry Name: Fasnadarach, Including Ancillary Structures, Gatepiers and Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394464
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47080
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Parish: Aboyne And Glen Tanar
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Probably George Truefitt, later 19th century. 2-storey and attic, 7-bay, former Glen Tanar fishing house, with single storey, 4-bay wing to E. Squared and snecked pink and grey granite; rough-faced finely finished to margins. Sloping cills; crowstepped gables; decorative timber overhanging eaves.
S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-light window to ground and 1st floors of centre bay; single light window to ground and 1st floors of flanking bay to right; 2 piend roofed 3-light dormers to attic floor above. 2 flanking bays to left advanced: lean-to porch with turreted doorway to right, panelled stained glass door, piend-roofed canted window set in gable at 1st floor; 3-light windows to ground and 1st floors of flanking bay to left, piend-roofed 3-light dormer to attic floor above. Gabled penultimate bay to right advanced, 3-light window to ground floor, bipartite window to 1st floor; bay to outer right recessed, window to ground floor, window to 1st floor breaking eaves with piend roof; bay to outer left advanced, tripartite windows to ground and 1st floors.
E ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 4-bay. 3 gabled bays to left, regular fenestration to ground floor, 2 windows to 1st floor, single window set in gablehead of attic floor. Gabled wing advanced to bay to right: roof swept down supported by rusticated timber column to left return, panelled timber door, flanked to right by 2-light window and 2-leaf boarded timber door, flanked to left by stained glass window; single window to right return, flanked to left by swept down roof.
N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 9-bay. Ground floor bays to right advanced with roof over sailing: 4-light window to ground floor of centre bay, 2-leaf glazed panelled timber door to left return; 2-light window to flanking bay to right, flanked to right by 3-light window; 4-light bipartite window and 2-light window to 1st floor above breaking eaves; recessed penultimate bay to right; 5-light window with 2-light right return to bay to outer right, interior stained glass, window to left return, 2-light window to attic floor above. 3rd and 4th bays from left recessed, irregular fenestration to ground and 1st floors, 6-light stained glass rectangular dormer to attic floor; 3-light windows to ground floor of penultimate bay to left and bay to outer left, 3-light windows breaking eaves of 1st floor above, piend-roofed dormer to attic floor above.
W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 3-bay; centre bay advanced with spire roof, 4-light window to ground and 1st floor, 2-light windows to ground and 1st floors of left return, 2-leaf glazed panelled timber door to ground floor of right return under porch supported by rusticated timber column, 2-light window flanked by stained glass 6-light window to 1st floor. Plate glass window to ground floor of flanking bay to left, 2-light window to 1st floor. 2-light windows to ground and 1st floors of bay to right.
Predominantly single pane and 2-pane timber casement windows. Rosemary tiled fishscale piended roof with decorative terracotta ridge. Coped, rough-faced wallhead stacks with circular cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
ANCILLARY STRUCTURES: 2 boarded timber summerhouses to S of house, that to SW possibly revolving, timber framed windows, decorative timber overhanging eaves. L-plan former stable block to E of house, horizontally boarded timber with timber doors and window frames; decorative grey slate roof with lead ridge and ventilators.
GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: granite rubble walls with rough-faced coping and square-plan piers capped by half spheres.
On the S bank of the River Dee, Fasnadarach was originally part of the Glen Tanar Estate, and is noted by George Truefitt as being the fishing house and stable. The highly unusual style and detailing, and its photo in the NMRS Photo Album No 194 strongly suggest that Truefitt was the architect.
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