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Waddies Cottage, Drumblade, Huntly

A Category B Listed Building in Forgue, Aberdeenshire

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Latitude: 57.4297 / 57°25'46"N

Longitude: -2.6317 / 2°37'54"W

OS Eastings: 362164

OS Northings: 837878

OS Grid: NJ621378

Mapcode National: GBR M9V2.R35

Mapcode Global: WH8MZ.KJ06

Plus Code: 9C9VC9H9+V8

Entry Name: Waddies Cottage, Drumblade, Huntly

Listing Name: Huntly, Drumblade, Waddies Cottage

Listing Date: 11 August 2003

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397784

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49364

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Forgue

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Parish: Forgue

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Early 19th century. Single storey, 3-bay vernacular cottage with original openings. Whitewash/thin render over rubble and slate stone cills.


Boarded timber door to centre with small widely-spaced deep-set windows in flanking bays.

SW ELEVATION: plain gabled elevation

SE (REAR) ELEVATION: tiny deep-set window close to eaves at outer left.

NE ELEVATION: blank gabled elevation, possible evidence of blocked window high up to right.

4-pane glazing pattern in timber casement (?) windows. Corrugated-iron over thatch (See Notes). Coped brick gablehead stacks

INTERIOR: timber-lined walls and fireplace.

Statement of Interest

Rare intact survival of fine vernacular structure. The unusual construction employing large amounts of slate is explained by the close proximity of the Southern Quarries of the Foudland Slate Quarries where slate was extracted directly from the hillside. Evidence of thatching (probably top dressed clay thatch common in later thatched buildings of the North East). Remnants of a thatched roof, probably straw over divots, can be seen between rafters and battens.

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