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Keeper's House, Birkhall

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

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Latitude: 57.0268 / 57°1'36"N

Longitude: -3.0773 / 3°4'38"W

OS Eastings: 334700

OS Northings: 793370

OS Grid: NO347933

Mapcode National: GBR WD.C8X8

Mapcode Global: WH6MF.PNT1

Plus Code: 9C9R2WGF+P3

Entry Name: Keeper's House, Birkhall

Listing Name: Birkhall, Keeper's House

Listing Date: 12 March 2010

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400378

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51446

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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Circa 1875. Single storey, picturesque, gabled Swiss style cottage. Coursed, stugged granite with base course, stop-chamfered arrises and polished dressings. Timber mullions and transoms.

E elevation: broad, gabled bay to left with hoodmoulded, tripartite window and glazed arrowslit in gablehead. Return of entrance porch to right, slightly recessed with narrow window and roof swept down; door on return entered via loggia, panelled door in stop-chamfered surround. Gabled canopy on timber columns to open porch flanking to right with decorative iron railings.

N elevation: advanced gabled bay to left with tripartite window and glazed arrowslit in gablehead. Narrow window in recessed bay to right.

S elevation: slightly advanced gable with small attic window. Modern, harled extension to left.

Sash and case windows with large square-panes. Grey slates. Diamond stacks paired on pedestals to gablehead and ridge. Decorative scalloped timber barge boards and kingposts to gables.

Kennels and bothy: slatted timber, rectangular-plan range of kennels and bothy to NW of house; slate roofed with stack to W end.

Statement of Interest

Not evident on OS map of 1867. The Keeper's House echoes the form of the earlier Garmaddie Cottage, before the latter's enlargement. Well-detailed example of picturesque cottage design.

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