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Invercauld Estate, Tullochmacarrick Farmhouse and Steading

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

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Latitude: 57.0981 / 57°5'53"N

Longitude: -3.1948 / 3°11'41"W

OS Eastings: 327706

OS Northings: 801425

OS Grid: NJ277014

Mapcode National: GBR W8.6TBP

Mapcode Global: WH6LZ.WVTD

Entry Name: Invercauld Estate, Tullochmacarrick Farmhouse and Steading

Listing Date: 14 November 2006

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 398951

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50747

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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Mid to late 19th century. Simple 2-storey, 3-bay farmhouse with 3-bay single storey wing to left and gabled single storey and loft U-plan steading immediately to N; in rural isolation and forming a distinctive group in the landscape. Currently (2005) in state of disrepair. Large granite rubble blocks, remains of harl to house. Farmhouse has central slated gabled entrance porch to S (principal elevation). Lean-to and single storey projecting wing to rear.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: symmetrical S elevation to steading with open court with central coped midden wall section. Loft openings in gables.

No glazing remaining. Some timber astragals to single extension showing pattern of 8-pane lying pane windows. Some for 4-pane sash and case to house. Others boarded. Grey slates. Thackstones. Gable stacks.

Corrugated aluminium roof to steading, some boarded timber doors.

INTERIOR: not fully seen at time of visit, but containing Y shaped staircase to upper floors (2005).

Statement of Interest

This unaltered farmhouse and its associated steading form a particularly arresting and distinctive group in the landscape. Although built in a simple, traditional style, the farmhouse in particular is set apart from other farms in the area by its large size. It has a carefully proportioned principal elevation with distinctive wide bays, typical of earlier farmhouses of this type. The central part of this steading was used as a yard and the wall (possibly now incomplete) would have been part of the midden.

Tullochmaccarick was once surrounded by other farmhouses in a well-populated glen, but these have now disappeared or been left to fall into disrepair and this farm is a rare surviving building in this area.

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