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By Ballater, Moine-Na-Vey

A Category B Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0592 / 57°3'32"N

Longitude: -3.0901 / 3°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 333981

OS Northings: 796983

OS Grid: NO339969

Mapcode National: GBR WD.962S

Mapcode Global: WH6M7.HTRR

Entry Name: By Ballater, Moine-Na-Vey

Listing Date: 14 November 2006

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398925

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50725

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glenmuick, Tullich and Glengairn

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1922. Alterations and additions 1930 by Jenkins and Marr, Aberdeen, conservatory circa 1985. Fascinating single and 2-storey with attic, butterfly-plan villa with Arts and Crafts detailing, dramatic steeply-pitched swept roofs, monumental stacks and eyelid dormers, and good interior incorporating some Art Deco detailing. Harl with white Inver granite and pink local granite, base course and stone cills. Timber mullions.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: entrance elevation to NW with broad 2-leaf timber door set-back at centre under large tripartite window and tall roof, flanking 'butterfly' wings with small windows to ground and diminutive dormers; V-plan advanced face at left. Blocky castellated porch with blocked door and non-traditional conservatory to SW, and battered pier supporting roof over right re-entrant angle at SE (garden) elevation (similar pier to left re-entrant concealed by conservatory).

Small-pane glazing pattern in casement windows. Coped ashlar stacks with cans. Overhanging eaves and cast iron rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: good decorative scheme in place. Moulded cornices, brick and timber fire surrounds, vertically-panelled timber doors and cast iron radiators. Staircase with geometric oak balustrade and battered newels, some very tall. Bathroom with original fittings.

Statement of Interest

Moine-na-Vey is a rare example of the butterfly plan. The well-detailed little-altered interior further enhances the vernacular qualities championed in the Arts and Crafts styling. Sited on raised ground, now landscaped to the south and south east with a balustrade and terrace installed circa 1995. The current (2006) owner has drawings for the Jenkins and Marr work which was carried out for Lady Ramsay, and also for the nearby Lodge which was built in 1958. Designed by A M Irvine of Invercannie in Banchory, the lodge was built for Lady Paget and Sir James F Paget.

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