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Latitude: 57.0166 / 57°0'59"N
Longitude: -3.3559 / 3°21'21"W
OS Eastings: 317765
OS Northings: 792530
OS Grid: NO177925
Mapcode National: GBR W2.CV53
Mapcode Global: WH6M9.FW5X
Entry Name: Invercauld Policies, Summerhouse to North of Invercauld House
Listing Date: 14 November 2006
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 399283
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50764
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Crathie and Braemar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Parish: Crathie And Braemar
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
Mid 19th century. Simple, rustic, timber hexagonal summerhouse with open entrance to S and thatch roof, situated in woods on steep slope to N of Invercauld House and with extensive views to the house and surrounding policies. Rustic timber columns intersperse vertical timber sections with open lattice timberwork to upper half. Internal fixed bench.
This is a small rustic summerhouse, situated on a dramatic site to the North of Invercauld House A structure of a similar plan is marked on an Estate Map of 1753, and this mid 19th century example is thought to be on the same site. Garden design by the late 18th century often included structures within the landscape placed at strategic points where visitors could be shown the extent of the Estate. It was also a time when dramatic landscapes and rugged natural features were becoming fashionable within landscapes and the nature and position of this summerhouse places it within this Picturesque movement. This type of summerhouse is also known by the term 'fog house'; fog, being a local word for moss, may refer to the appearance of the roofing material.
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