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Finzean, Well to E of Finzean Bucket Mill, in Memory of Joseph Farquharson

A Category C Listed Building in Birse, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0111 / 57°0'40"N

Longitude: -2.694 / 2°41'38"W

OS Eastings: 357950

OS Northings: 791323

OS Grid: NO579913

Mapcode National: GBR WV.D8W3

Mapcode Global: WH7NY.L1BJ

Entry Name: Finzean, Well to E of Finzean Bucket Mill, in Memory of Joseph Farquharson

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394497

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47109

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Birse

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Circa 1935. Small well to E of Finzean Bucket Mill (see separate listing), facing S. Pink granite rubble with finely finished grey granite plaque reading "IN MEMORY OF JOSEPH FARQUHARSON ESQ R.A. D.L. J.P. OF FINZEAN 1846-1935", bronze lion's mask water spout to base of plaque, small pink granite trough below.

Statement of Interest

This tiny well, beside the road which runs through the Forest of Birse, is in memory of one of Scotland's best known landscape painters Joseph Farquharson (1846-1935), particularly noted for his snowscapes. Farquharson's father was laird of the nearby Finzean Estate. Joseph Farquharson's paintings were often inspired by the Aberdeenshire landscape, including a painting of the Finzean Saw Mill and Turning Mill (see separate listing).

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