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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 400378
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51446
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Glenmuick, Tullich and Glengairn
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Parish: Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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