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Invercauld Policies, Summerhouse to North of Invercauld House

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

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Coordinates

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

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 399283

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB50764

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Crathie And Braemar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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