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Latitude: 57.0486 / 57°2'54"N
Longitude: -2.8675 / 2°52'3"W
OS Eastings: 347465
OS Northings: 795615
OS Grid: NO474956
Mapcode National: GBR WN.9T12
Mapcode Global: WH7NN.X3P9
Entry Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Game Larder
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394478
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47087
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
George Truefitt, later 19th century. Single storey, T-plan game larder. Tooled, coursed granite rubble with ladder snecking; rough-faced long and short dressings finely finished to margins. Sloping cills; overhanging eaves.
SE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5-bay; centre bay advanced, 4-light bipartite window to centre, 2 3-light windows to right return, 3-light window to left return, horizontal 5-light dormer to left and right returns at breaking pitch; 2-light window to flanking bay to right, stained glass timber lean-to to outer right; panelled timber door to penultimate bay to left, with mesh upper panels; 6-light window to bay to outer left; piend-roofed 4-light horizontal dormer with timber finial to ridge.
NE ELEVATION: single bay; 7-light stained glass timber lean-to on granite wall.
NW ELEVATION: asymmetrical; 5-bay; 3-light window to centre bay, flanked to left and right by 2 boarded timber doors, mesh panels to door to left; 6-light window to bay to outer right; 2-light window flanked to left by stained glass timber lean-to; piend-roofed 4-light horizontal dormer with timber finial to ridge.
SW ELEVATION: single bay; timber notice board and leaflet box.
Predominantly single pane mesh covered window openings. Piended purple-grey slate roof with fishscale banding and lead ridges; corrugated-asbestos roof to lean-to. Shouldered, coped granite wallhead stack to NE. PVCu rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: 4 principal rooms and small room below lean-to; decorative row of tiles; larder hooks, pulleys etc. in place.
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. Truefitt designed a variety of quirky, unusually detailed buildings the main concentration being at the model farm, which includes the game larder.
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