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Ury Estate, Baille Na Choile Including Terrace Wall and Boundary Wall

A Category C Listed Building in Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9824 / 56°58'56"N

Longitude: -2.2349 / 2°14'5"W

OS Eastings: 385819

OS Northings: 787932

OS Grid: NO858879

Mapcode National: GBR XH.SK1J

Mapcode Global: WH9RF.MRYM

Entry Name: Ury Estate, Baille Na Choile Including Terrace Wall and Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 20 January 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397193

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49608

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fetteresso

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Description

Probably John Baird of Glasgow, 1855; converted to dwelling circa 1980. Single and 2-storey, 5-bay, rectangular-plan Tudor-detailed former coach house with shaped centre gable and polygonal ogee-roofed turreted buttresses, pedimented stone dormerheads, and centre courtyard. Squared and coursed pink granite with contrasting stugged grey ashlar dressings. Moulded eaves course. Hoodmoulded pointed-arch, and segmental-arch openings. Stugged voussoirs; concave-moulded arrises and raked cills.

S (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: symmetrical 2-storey range. Substantial, 3-stage, ogee-roofed and finialled (that to right missing) buttresses flanking slightly advanced centre bay with broad hoodmoulded cart arch infilled with part-glazed timber door and single hoodmoulded window in stone-finialled gablehead above with kneelers. Regularly-fenestrated flanking bays with glazed arrowslits flanking centre at ground, and 1st floor windows breaking eaves into dormerheads.

W ELEVATION: gabled elevation with door to left and window to right at ground, further window to centre above. Door and window openings to single storey bays set back at outer left.

E ELEVATION: gabled elevation with cart arch at ground infilled with part-glazed timber door and single window above. Altered single storey bays set back to outer right.

N ELEVATION: 2-storey elevation with flanking single storey wings.

COURTYARD ELEVATIONS: variety of elements including single pointed-arch cart entrance to stone-finialled gable at centre of S range and 3 segmental arches to N range (all infilled). Plate glass glazing in replacement timber sash and case windows. Large grey slates. Ashlar stacks with cans, some polygonal; ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts; cast-iron downpipes with decorative rainwater hoppers.

INTERIOR: modern.

TERRACE WALL AND BOUNDARY WALL: low flat-coped terrace wall and semicircular-coped coursed rubble boundary wall, both to W.

Statement of Interest

The coach house faces south toward the main entrance of Ury House (listed separately) and reflects the slender ogee-roofed polygonal columns at its porte cochere, as well as its pedimented dormerheads, hence the John Baird attribution. Formerly known as 'Urie', the ancient estate was sold, after the death of Captain Robert Barclay-Allardice (1779-1854), to the Baird family. The 1855 buildings were erected for Alexander Baird, 'ironmaster at Gartsherrie'.

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