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Walled Garden, Balfour House

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C9V3748+48

Entry Name: Walled Garden, Balfour House

Listing Name: Balfour Gardens, Walled Garden

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394487

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47096

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Parish: Birse

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

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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