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Hatton of Fintray, West Lodge Including Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

A Category C Listed Building in East Garioch, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.2387 / 57°14'19"N

Longitude: -2.2639 / 2°15'49"W

OS Eastings: 384172

OS Northings: 816477

OS Grid: NJ841164

Mapcode National: GBR XF.ZQD9

Mapcode Global: WH9Q8.6B71

Entry Name: Hatton of Fintray, West Lodge Including Boundary Walls and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 19 June 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398572

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50503

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Fintray

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: East Garioch

Parish: Fintray

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Mid 19th century. Well-detailed single storey, 3-bay, L-plan Tudor lodge house and fine finialled gatepiers originally forming entrance to Fintray House (demolished 1956) policies. Harl with deep granite base course and moulded eaves blocking course and granite dressings. Tudor-arched doorpiece, steeply-pitched gables, hoodmoulds, mutuled cornice to oriel window, ball and spike finials. Voussoirs and chamfered reveals.

Entrance elevation to SW incorporating advanced gabled bay to left with oriel window below blind shield, and open granite porch supported on massive

square-plan granite pier in re-entrant angle to right, and recessed 2-leaf part-glazed timber door with blind-traceried detail to lower panels and plate glass fanlight; set-back bay at right with blind/blocked? arrowslit. Small projecting gable with arrowslits to NW.

4-pane glazing pattern in timber sash and case windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with polygonal cans and triangular ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts.

INTERIOR: simple interior retaining panelledtimber doors, decorative cast-iron fireplace and wall cupboard to sitting room, and tiny cast-iron bedroom fireplace.

GATEPIERS AND BOUNDARY WALLS: square section, 2-stage ashlar gatepiers, with stop-chamfer at top of 1st stage giving way to reduced polygonal 2nd stage and large moulded finial with ball and spike cap; low coped ashlar boundary walls.

Statement of Interest

The West Lodge and gatepiers are all that survives at the western edge of the once fine estate of Fintray, close to the site of an earlier abbey. The former Fintray House (demolished 1956) was described by Groome as 'a large modern mansion in the Tudor style; the estate was acquired in 1610 by the first of the Forbeses of Craigevar, having belonged to the Abbey of Lindores in Fife from 1224 down to the Reformation'. The Lodge reflects the Tudor detailing of Fintray House.

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