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Latitude: 57.0298 / 57°1'47"N
Longitude: -2.6744 / 2°40'27"W
OS Eastings: 359159
OS Northings: 793390
OS Grid: NO591933
Mapcode National: GBR WW.C157
Mapcode Global: WH7NR.WKMQ
Plus Code: 9C9V28HG+W6
Entry Name: Walled Garden, Finzean House
Listing Name: Finzean Policies, Walled Garden Including Ancillary Structure
Listing Date: 30 March 2000
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394501
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47113
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Banchory and Mid Deeside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Late 19th century. Near rectangular-plan, gently terraced, walled garden. Rubble walls with rubble coping swept down to south. Square-plan granite gatepiers with spherical finials in quadrant walls with cast-iron 2-leaf gate to S; square-plan granite gatepiers, spherical finials missing, with simple cast-iron gates to centre of E wall, flanked to left by doorway with panelled and boarded timber gate; cast-iron gate to centre of W wall; N walls adjoining Finzean house (not listed) with slatted timber gate to E. Vertically boarded timber ancillary structure backing on E wall at S; cottage orne style with decorative timber barge boards, glazed oriel windows, timber hoodmould to boarded timber door; purple-grey slate roof with lead ridge; corniced red brick wallhead stack to rear.
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 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, and has since been almost completely replaced by the existing structure. The large walled garden survives almost completely intact, with the cottage orne ancillary structure.