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Glen Tanar Estate, Boathouse on the Fish Pond

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0449 / 57°2'41"N

Longitude: -2.8642 / 2°51'51"W

OS Eastings: 347660

OS Northings: 795201

OS Grid: NO476952

Mapcode National: GBR WN.B7KL

Mapcode Global: WH7NN.Z674

Entry Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Boathouse on the Fish Pond

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394467

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47083

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

Probably Thomas Mawson, late 19th century. Single storey, single bay, rectangular-plan rustic boathouse on the Fish Pond. Rounded granite rubble dry stone walls. Timber bargeboards.

SW (LAKE) ELEVATION: symmetrical; open bay surmounted by advanced boarded timber gable.

SE AND NW ELEVATIONS: blank.

NE ELEVATION: boarded timber door off-centre to right; boarded timber gable.

Corrugated iron and turf roof.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

Statement of Interest

The Glen Tanar Estate was originally a deer forest which was part of the Aboyne Castle Estate. In 1869 Sir William Cunliffe Brooks, a Manchester banker and MP, bought the estate from the 10th Marquis of Huntly. He employed Thomas Mawson to layout the garden and estate, George Truefitt as architect, and 250 masons to construct the buildings, built of granite quarried locally. The majority of buildings on the estate were designed by Truefitt, however the boathouse seems likely to have been the work of Mawson, with the summerhouse, steps, balustrades, and various lakes which are all part of the gardens.

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