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Ferrar Farmhouse, Including Gatepiers

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0779 / 57°4'40"N

Longitude: -2.8522 / 2°51'8"W

OS Eastings: 348434

OS Northings: 798869

OS Grid: NO484988

Mapcode National: GBR WN.8464

Mapcode Global: WH7NH.5C1B

Entry Name: Ferrar Farmhouse, Including Gatepiers

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394465

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47081

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Earlier 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay, L-plan farmhouse. Coursed granite rubble with stugged dressings. Long and short quoins.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; doorway reach by 2 steps to centre bay of ground floor; modern panelled timber door flanked to left and right by small-pane vertical glazed panels, small-pane fanlight; window to each flanking bay. Gabled dormers breaking eaves to each bay of attic floor.

E ELEVATION: 2-bay, M-gabled; bay to left blank; 2 windows to ground floor of bay to right, window off-centre to right of attic floor; stone lean-to addition to outer right.

N ELEVATION: 4-bay; bays to centre and left obscured by advanced stone lean-to addition, gableted doorway breaking eaves, with modern boarded and glazed timber door flanked to left by 2 windows, window to right return; bipartite window to bay to right; irregularly placed skylights and ventilators to attic floor.

W ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 2-bay; 2 windows to ground floor of bay to right; windows off-centre to right of ground and 1st floors of bay to left.

Predominantly modern 6-pane upper and 2-pane lower timber sash and case windows. Graded grey slate roof with replacement terracotta ridge. Stone skews with blocked skewputs. Stugged granite gablehead stacks with paired and triple offset corniced flues. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

GATEPIERS: 2 finely finished granite, square-plan gatepiers to SE of house, with coped pyramidal caps.

Statement of Interest

B-Group with Ferrar Steading (see separate listing). Recently renovated (1998). Ferrar was once a residence of a branch of the Huntly family (Fraser p161), and is shown on the Aboyne Castle Estate Map (RHP 3303). Its appearance on Blaeu's map suggests it was one of the oldest farms on the estate. The old highway originally ran through the farm buildings. The house and steading are good examples of Improvement farm design, providing high quality housing for the farmer and drawing all the functions of the farm together in the planned steading.

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