Aberdeenshire HER - NO67SE0002 - FETTERCAIRN HOUSE

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NameFETTERCAIRN HOUSE
NRHE Card No.NO67SE2
NRHE Numlink 36117
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 9507
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Fettercairn House. The original house was a long rectangle of two storeys and attic lying NNE - SSW dated 1670 and the initials EM and GM, with a small addition at the SSW end of a square crowstepped projection on ESE flank which originally contained a spiral stair. Now incorporated into large single-storey and basement Jacobean mansion with main frontage to WNW, built in 1829. The main block has semi-symmetrical scheme with advanced 2-storey entrance tower with octagonal angle turrets. SSW frontage has large bay with shaped gable over addition, old gable recast with square ogee turrets. The rubble work of the old house has been left exposed while the new work is of red ashlar. The east addition at right angles to the old house was built in 1877; it is 2-storey and attic with circular conical-roofed tower and shaped gables. The house has an interesting interior with a high rib-vaulted entrance hall, ribbed stair ceiling with lantern light. The drawing and dining rooms have ribbed ceilings, the former more elaborate with a caryatid chimneypiece. The library in the old house has an enriched frieze designed by Robert S Lorimer, 1898. A walled garden is attached to the E wing of the house.The original house was built for John, Earl Middleton and Grizel Durham; the new house begun for Sir William Stuart Forbes and completed for his son Sir John H S Forbes. To the south of the house is a walled garden and woodland walks.
Last Update15/08/2017
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Easting: 365589.657290171, Northing: 773926.109906184

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National Grid Reference: NO 6558 7392



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
MANSIONS  A100
PROJECTIONS CROW-STEPPEDB100
STAIRCASESSPIRAL C100
TURRETSOCTAGONAL D100
TURRETSOGEE E100
BALCONIES CANTILEVEREDF100
TOWERSCIRCULAR G100
ROOFS CONICALH100
HALLSENTRANCEVAULTEDI100
CEILINGS RIBBEDJ100
CHIMNEYPIECES CARYATIDK100
FRIEZES  L100
GARDENSWALLED M100