Aberdeenshire SMR - NO67NW0026 - FASQUE WALLED GARDEN

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Primary ReferenceNO67NW0026
NameFASQUE WALLED GARDEN
NRHE Card No.NO67NW5
NRHE Numlink 121220
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 51382
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Walled garden and Apple House, probably 1792. Bowed N elevation and towers possibly added mid-19th Century. Unusual survival of rare 2-storey, pyramid roofed apple house with flanking polygonal 3-stage towers built into centre of cross-wall of large subdivided walled garden with crenellated tower at S gate. Sited to S and slightly W of Fasque House in extensive wooded grounds. Apple House is of squared and snecked rubble with some Aberdeen bond and patches of cherry caulking, roughly squared dressings and voussoirs. Band and string coursing. Decoratively-astragalled round and pointed arch windows, and blind quatrefoils to towers. Flat coped, red brick garden walls, stepped and fluted at N. The walled garden consists of a SE wall with square-plan castellated entrance at centre comprising round-arched doorways and blind pointed arch opening to each return. Subdividing wall with pedestrian opening immediately to W of apple house, oval pond with ironwork railings retained to S garden, and remains of glasshouses to inner elevation of flued N wall with evidence of decorative ironwork. The N elevation of the apple house collapsed in 2006 due principally to rotting timbers. These were repaired and replaced where necessary in 2007, with further re-building work planned. In 2010 AOC Archaeology group was commissioned by Architects Scotland Ltd, to undertake a desk based assessment of the estate, including historic landscape assessment and standing buildings appraisal. The historic landscape assessment indicated that much of the 19th century designated landscape at Fasque Estate remains intact, including features previously thought to have been lost. Some of the planting relating to the previous 18th century designed landscape survived.
Last Update14/08/2017
Updated Bynackerman
CompilerCH
Date of Compilation18/12/2008

Easting: 364835.032822289, Northing: 775165.079651033

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National Grid Reference: NO 6483 7516



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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
WALLS BRICKO100
GARDENSWALLED A100
ENTRANCES CASTELLATEDB100
DOORWAYS ARCHEDC100
PONDSOVAL D100
RAILINGSIRON E100
GREENHOUSES REMAINS OFF100
APPLE-HOUSES  G100
ROOFSPYRAMIDAL H100
TOWERSPOLYGONALFLANKINGI100
TOWERS CRENELLATEDJ100
WINDOWS ARCHEDK100
ASTRAGALS  L100
QUATREFOILS BLINDM100
WALLS FLAT-COPEDN100