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Charlestown of Aberlour, the Mash Tun Bar

A Category C Listed Building in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4707 / 57°28'14"N

Longitude: -3.2274 / 3°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 326480

OS Northings: 842939

OS Grid: NJ264429

Mapcode National: GBR L8DZ.G8T

Mapcode Global: WH6K7.DHC6

Entry Name: Charlestown of Aberlour, the Mash Tun Bar

Listing Date: 30 June 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397708

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49987

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberlour

County: Moray

Town: Aberlour

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Dated 1896. Single storey and 2-storey with attic, 3-bay public house with storm gable. Snecked squared rubble with ashlar dressings.

NE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: bowed gable with slated canopy over centre door at ground and windows in flanking bays, windows flanking small moulded panel with date and initials 'JC'(?) to centre at 1st floor and further single window in gablehead with stack.

NW ELEVATION: door to right and window to left at ground, centre stair window and 2 further windows at 1st floor, 2 finialled canted dormer windows above. Single storey wing to outer right.

SE ELEVATION: advanced gabled bay to left of centre with single window to each floor at outer left, return to right with window to each floor over basement opening and dormer window as above. Further window to each floor of set back bay to right adjoining bowed E elevation at outer right.

SW ELEVATION: altered elevation with gabled bay to left and extension to right.

Largely 4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with some cans. Ashlar-coped skews.

INTERIOR: bar with boarded dado and cast-iron centre column.

Statement of Interest

Formerly the Old Station Bar. The www entry for The Mash Tun Whisky Bar says that 'the building was originally constructed for a seafaring gentleman, if you look at it from the riverside you can visualise a small ship'. The storm gable shape, designed to bear the brunt of high winds, can be seen on a number of exposed coastal buildings in Scotland. The name was changed after the railway closed to passengers in 1965, and the current owner (2004) has pledged to revert to the original name should a train pull into the station.

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