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Ballogie Policies, Gamekeepers Bothy and Kennels

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0504 / 57°3'1"N

Longitude: -2.7013 / 2°42'4"W

OS Eastings: 357550

OS Northings: 795698

OS Grid: NO575956

Mapcode National: GBR WV.9TGN

Mapcode Global: WH7NR.G1WX

Entry Name: Ballogie Policies, Gamekeepers Bothy and Kennels

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394488

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47100

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Walker & Beattie, 1884. Single bay, single storey and attic bothy with pair of 3-bay single storey kennels flanking. Harl-pointed coursed granite rubble with long and short dressings. Long and short quoins; overhanging eaves; boarded timber doors; 2-pane fanlights.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: near-symmetrical; gabled bay of bothy advanced to centre, window flanked by 2 vertical windows to ground floor, bipartite window set in gablehead of attic floor. 3-bay, gambrel-roofed, kennels flanking to left and right; window to centre flanked to each side by door; skylights to attic; round-ended double run advanced to outer left and right, low cement faced wall with pointed coping, surmounted by looped cast-iron railings, gate to each run.

E ELEVATION: asymmetrical; bothy walls blank, with kennels advanced to right, single boarded opening to centre, roof swept down to outer right.

N ELEVATION: asymmetrical; gabled bothy bay to centre, boarded timber door with 2-pane fanlight, flanked to right by window at ground floor, window set in gablehead of attic floor, 2-bay kennel flanking to right with 2 boarded timber openings; kennel flanking to left, blank bay to left with skylight, door to right return.

W ELEVATION: blank.

Predominantly 6-pane timber sash and case windows. Grey slate roof with tiled ridge. Coped granite ridge stack with octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1999.

Statement of Interest

The Ballogie Estate was, in 1650, called Tillysnaught, and belonged to the Roses of Kilravock. It then passed to the Forbes family, followed by the Innes family and their relatives the Farquharsons. When the Innes family of Ballogie and Balnacraig died out the Farquharsons took on their name, becoming Farquharson-Innes. In 1850 the estate was sold to Mr James Dyce Nicol, a former MP for Kincardineshire. He was described as "a progressive landowner, spending large sums of money on his properties". The bothy and kennels, with original runs and railings survive in use as such.

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