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Latitude: 57.0616 / 57°3'41"N
Longitude: -2.8408 / 2°50'26"W
OS Eastings: 349105
OS Northings: 797044
OS Grid: NO491970
Mapcode National: GBR WP.90QR
Mapcode Global: WH7NH.BRHV
Entry Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Greystone, Including Boundary Walls
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394479
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47088
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, late 19th century. Single storey and attic, 3-bay, square-plan cottage. Coursed, granite with ladder snecking; rough-faced dressings, finely finished to margins. Sloping cills; bipartite windows; overhanging eaves.
SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; single window to centre of ground floor, flanked by blank bay to left; shingled bay to right recessed under pitch, supported on two rustic timber columns with granite column to outer angle, glazed panelled timber door flanked to right by 4-pane window. V-plan, slate hung dormer breaking pitch to attic floor.
NE ELEVATION: asymmetrical; small window to centre, window to flanking bay to right; shingled bay to left with small-pane window.
NW ELEVATION: not seen 1998.
SW ELEVATION: symmetrical; 2 windows to centre.
Predominantly 2-pane timber casement windows. Piended grey slate roof with fishscale banding to SE and lead ridges. Rough-faced, coped granite ridge stack with circular cans. Cast-iron and PVCu rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 1998.
BOUNDARY WALLS: battered granite rubble walls with rubble coping.
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, originally detailed buildings ranging from the wildly detailed rogue gothic house to tiny cottages of which this is probably one. Graystone is the most unusual of the cottages and farms on the main drive to Glentanar House from the Tower of Ess (see separate listing).
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