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Latitude: 57.0273 / 57°1'38"N
Longitude: -2.6754 / 2°40'31"W
OS Eastings: 359101
OS Northings: 793114
OS Grid: NO591931
Mapcode National: GBR WW.C6Z8
Mapcode Global: WH7NR.WM6N
Entry Name: Finzean Policies, Bridge over Hollow Burn
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394498
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47110
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Mid 19th century. Single span, tall round-arched bridge over Hollow Burn. Pink, rough coursed granite rubble; rubble arch-ring and coping; splayed wing walls.
Finzean, meaning "the fair place" (3rd SA, p418) was originally an ecclesiastical parish within Birse Parish, but is now part of Birse. In 1609 the lands of Finzean were acquired by the Farquharson family (Joseph Farquharson, the famous 19th century Scottish painter was a descendant), who had previously been the proprietors of Tilygarmond, on the estate. The original mansion house (much of which was burnt down in 1954) was built in 1686. The bridge spans the small valley created by the tiny Hollow Burn, hence the vertical nature of the bridge and substantial stonework.
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