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Lessendrum Home Farm

A Category C Listed Building in Drumblade, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4612 / 57°27'40"N

Longitude: -2.7091 / 2°42'32"W

OS Eastings: 357556

OS Northings: 841439

OS Grid: NJ575414

Mapcode National: GBR M9N0.5PT

Mapcode Global: WH7LM.CQ6H

Entry Name: Lessendrum Home Farm

Listing Date: 20 July 2005

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398019

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50133

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drumblade

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. Single storey, 5-bay courtyard steading with centred 2-stage pavilion-roofed castellated dovecot pend entrance and balancing gabled bays. Squared and snecked rubble with contrasting ashlar dressings. Segmentally headed cart arches. Stone mullions.

W (PRINCIPLE) ELEVATION: symmetrical. Entrance pend to centre bay with modern timber porch at 1st stage obscuring cart arch pend entrance, tripartite opening to 2nd stage with small circular opening above. 3 irregular window openings to flanking bays and additional outshot porch at left; outer gabled bays each with bipartite window. Free standing 3-bay piended cottage beyond right and further gable of later timber bay beyond to left.

Multi-pane glazing patterns in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Overhanging eaves with plain bargeboarding.

Statement of Interest

Although Lessendrum Home Farm has been altered, the quality stonework and design of the front range is supported by lesser elevations which retain the character of a steading of the mid 19th century, and although the segmentally headed cart arches have been blocked, the work is reversible. The Bisset family were connected with Lessendrum estate from the 14th century until the 1960s even though nearby ruinous Lessendrum House, separately listed at category C(S), was destroyed by fire during the 1920s. Incorporating a 17th century house, it was reworked by Archibald Simpson in 1837.

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