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Latitude: 57.1858 / 57°11'9"N
Longitude: -3.0927 / 3°5'33"W
OS Eastings: 334051
OS Northings: 811088
OS Grid: NJ340110
Mapcode National: GBR WC.1CHZ
Mapcode Global: WH6LN.GNJ3
Entry Name: Candacraig House Policies, Tempietta
Listing Date: 14 November 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 399138
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50627
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Circa 1950. Ian G Lindsay; Wattie Cooper, mason. Elegant classical tempietta, using columns from demolished Altyre House, sited to S of Candacraig House in formal garden. Stepped polygonal base surmounted by 6 Doric columns and polygonal cornice. Ashlar.
The Tempietta contributes structure and classical dignity to the formalised area of Candacraig House gardens where they overlook a wilder picturesque valley as it descends to the River Don. Undated sketches of the 'proposed folly' by Ian G Lindsay & Partners, are held at the Royal Commission. Unlike Lindsay's sketched, the tempietta is not roofed. The former owner of Candacraig recalls the skilled local mason, Wattie Cooper 'mixing mortar for the pillars with a hefty addition of liquid manure from my mother's herd of pedigree Aberdeen Angus, under the eye of my father, a stickler for perfection, who wanted to achieve an umber shade to them!'
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