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By Dinnet, Meikle Kinord Chapel

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0779 / 57°4'40"N

Longitude: -2.9241 / 2°55'26"W

OS Eastings: 344079

OS Northings: 798921

OS Grid: NO440989

Mapcode National: GBR WL.80GX

Mapcode Global: WH7NG.1CVC

Entry Name: By Dinnet, Meikle Kinord Chapel

Listing Date: 14 November 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398942

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50741

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

Late 19th century. Possibly A Marshall Mackenzie. Single storey rectangular-plan chapel on elevated site overlooking Loch Kinord. Crowstepped gables, central doorway at W gable with small window above and ball finial to gable apex. Tripartite window at E gable. Small window above, Latin cross to gable apex. 8-light horizontal window to N elevation. Tall square-plan stack at NE angle. Bull-faced, squared and snecked granite. Splayed base course.

All windows now boarded up. Boarded timber door. Grey slates to N roof profile, grey and green banded slates to S incorporating bands of fishscale slates. Lead ridge. Cast-iron rhones with cavetto profile and rhone pipes.

INTERIOR: admission not obtained at time of survey (2005).

Statement of Interest

This distinctive small chapel overlooking Loch Kinord exhibits boldness of design. It is thought that it may have been the chapel for nearby Dinnet House (see separate listing) which was designed by the renowned local architect A Marshall Mackenzie. It is possible that Mackenzie was the architect here as there are several design elements which are similar to Dinnet House, such as the stone mullions and crowstepped gables. The long 8-light window takes good advantage of the buildings setting, looking N down to Loch Kinord.

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