Aberdeenshire HER - NO59NE0003 - BALNACRAIG HOUSE

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NameBALNACRAIG HOUSE
NRHE Card No.NO59NE4
NRHE Numlink 35271
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 3124
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details House, walled garden and possible site of manor. Now known as Balnacraig Farmhouse, the house is a plain rectangular non-castellated 'Laird's House', the building has been considerably altered with a large shed being built in the middle of the open court. The existing house probably occupies the site of a manor belonging to the Chalmers. The central 5-bay farmhouse (Listed) forms the oldest part of the structure built in the 17th century with later 18th century wings on either side forming U-plan open courtyard. The central 2 storey structure is harled with stone margins and has a rubble base course with chamfered reveals. It has 5 bays with a graded grey slate roof with stone and terracotta ridges, regular fenestration with 6-pane sash and case windows and a central attic gablehead. Corniced, harled gablehead stacks with circular and octagonal cans. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The west face of the south wing contains a blocked archway with a datestone of 1755 above it. The walled garden and gate piers are included within the Listing. There are random rubble boundary walls with flat coping to the west and east of house, and a lean-to structure built into wall to east. Low rubble walls advance to south of the house with 2 V-jointed, square-plan gatepiers to each wall surmounted by spherical finials with spherical finial capped uprights along top of walls.
Last Update29/05/2018
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Easting: 358068.785568606, Northing: 798258.547292628

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National Grid Reference: NO 5806 9825



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
ROOFS SLATEF100
GATEPIERS  G100
FINIALSSPHERICAL  H100
RIDGESTERRACOTTA I100
STACKS  J100
MANORS SITE OFA100
HOUSESLAIRD B100
FORECOURTS  C100
GARDENSWALLED D100
ROOFSMANSARD E100
STEADINGS  K100
GARDENSWALLED L100