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Latitude: 57.0553 / 57°3'19"N
Longitude: -2.7342 / 2°44'3"W
OS Eastings: 355564
OS Northings: 796268
OS Grid: NO555962
Mapcode National: GBR WT.9D32
Mapcode Global: WH7NJ.ZX5P
Entry Name: Balfour Gardens, Walled Garden
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394487
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47096
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
1845. Rectangular-plan, with rounded angles, walled garden, with walls swept down to S. Random rubble granite walls with rubble coping. Broad gateway openings to NW and SW; doorway within wall at NE. Repairs to N wall; some stones missing from S wall.
B-Group with Balfour Gardens Steading and Balfour House (see separate listings). The Balfour Estate belonged originally to the Farqhuarsons of Finzean. It then was owned by the Marquis of Huntly who sold it to and Aberdeen advocate, Mr Francis J Cochran in 1840 who built the present house. Dinnie describes the house as "a very neat and handsome dwelling" (p81). In addition to this "a beautiful garden was laid out" (p81), which almost certainly refers to this walled garden.
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