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Dinnet House Policies, North Lodge

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0753 / 57°4'31"N

Longitude: -2.9089 / 2°54'32"W

OS Eastings: 344995

OS Northings: 798621

OS Grid: NO449986

Mapcode National: GBR WL.89SM

Mapcode Global: WH7NG.9F1B

Entry Name: Dinnet House Policies, North Lodge

Listing Date: 14 November 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398939

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50738

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

Circa 1890. Striking single storey and attic, 3-bay lodge house with finialled crowstepped gables and bowed entrance bay corbelled to square at gabled 1st floor. Originally cruciform-plan, extended to W later 20th century. Large granite blocks with contrasting pointing, base course and string course to corbelled attic gable. Moulded doorpiece, canted window with swept polygonal roof, stone mullions and chamfered reveals.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: entrance elevation to E facing drive and incorporating bowed centre bay with boarded timber door, plate glass fanlight and pilastered jambs, flanking corbels and window in gablehead above, further windows to set-back flanking bays and canted window in crowstepped gable to E (road) elevation.

9-pane and 8-pane glazing pattern over plate glass in timber non-traditional top-hung windows. Grey slates. Coped ashlar stacks with cans; ashlar-coped skews with moulded skewputts and cast iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

B Group with Dinnet House, Stables, Walled Garden, and East Lodge. Sited to the north of Dinnet House on the main Dinnet to Ballater road, the North Lodge is a distinctive building at the entrance to the policies. The Dictionary of Scottish Architects mentions only one lodge by A Marshall Mackenzie, namely the East Lodge, but this less ornate building is nevertheless of fine quality and shares some of the interesting detail seen at East Lodge.

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