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Netherton Kennels

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

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Latitude: 57.0677 / 57°4'3"N

Longitude: -2.8969 / 2°53'48"W

OS Eastings: 345712

OS Northings: 797759

OS Grid: NO457977

Mapcode National: GBR WM.8LG6

Mapcode Global: WH7NG.GMR7

Plus Code: 9C9V3493+36

Entry Name: Netherton Kennels

Listing Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Netherton, Kennel, Including Boundary Walls

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394482

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47091

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Aboyne And Glen Tanar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Probably George Truefitt, later 19th century. Single storey, single bay, rectangular plan kennel with enclosure to SW. Pink and grey granite with ladder snecking, and rough-faced dressings. Rough-faced coped walls; timber eaves course.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical; stepped-down wall advanced to left and right, lean-to infill with louvred outer panels; boarded timber doors; 2 single pane rooflights.


Grey slate piended roof with fishscale band and lead ridge. Louvred ventilator with piended slate roof and finial to apex. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1998.

BOUNDARY WALLS: curved boundary wall to SW surmounted by cast-iron railings of enclosure. Wall to right of SE elevation extends to meet 2 square-plan, coped gatepiers.

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. Truefitt designed a variety of quirky, originally detailed buildings ranging from the wildly detailed rogue gothic house to simple tiny cottages. Although there is no proof that Truefitt designed this kennel, the masonry techniques, original detailing and decorative roof strongly suggest that he did.

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