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Montcoffer House, Game Larders

A Category B Listed Building in Troup, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6405 / 57°38'25"N

Longitude: -2.5293 / 2°31'45"W

OS Eastings: 368496

OS Northings: 861296

OS Grid: NJ684612

Mapcode National: GBR N83J.J0Q

Mapcode Global: WH8M2.37T2

Entry Name: Montcoffer House, Game Larders

Listing Date: 2 July 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 407135

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB6650

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alvah

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Parish: Alvah

Traditional County: Banffshire

Description

Mid to later 19th century. 3 polygonal game larders, in garden to rear of Montcoffer House. 2 larders coursed rubble with brick arches, ashlar dressings; raised margins, base course, band course, eaves course and cornice. 1 larder of wood. 4 panelled door to each. Grey slates.

W LARDER: classical style. Doorway with impost course, semi-circular fanlight with keystone, repeated as window above impost course to each elevation, with diamond-pane hoppers. Polygonal roof; wooden louvred ventilator at apex with ogival leaded roof and ball finial. Trelliswork cladding surviving on certain faces.

INTERIOR: lath and plaster. Dated game bag records written on walls.

E LARDER: in Tudor style; hoodmoulded openings. Doorway with letterbox fanlight. 2 windows round-arched timber casements, alternating with blank elevations. Slated polygonal roof with ball finial and ?fox weathervane. Trelliswork cladding as above.

N LARDER: wooden, smaller; doorway with rectangular fanlight. Cornice.

INTERIOR: not seen, 1990.

Statement of Interest

Montcoffer House was renovated for the Earl of Fife's Factor, William Rose, circa 1774-75. The Dovecot was built by 1790. West Larder with partly damaged roof (1990).

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