Aberdeenshire HER - NO88NE0050 - URY HOUSE

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Primary ReferenceNO88NE0050
NameURY HOUSE
NRHE Card No.NO88NE32
NRHE Numlink 36912
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 9364
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Incomplete
Details Remains of a mansion house built on the site of an earlier building, which lies within an extensive designed landscape (NO88NE0104). An early 17th Century House of Ury was demolished in the mid 19th Century to make way for the present mansion. The 17th century house was an L-plan house of three storeys, subsequently converted to the Z-plan by the addition of two round towers at two of the diagonally opposite angles, and it was said to have been vaulted throughout. The later mansion was built in 1855 to the design of John Baird, Glasgow, with a wing added in 1884. Of ashlar masonry with sculptured detailing in revived English Tudor/Jacobean style with off-centre, tall, square entrance tower with porte-cochere. Windows mostly hood moulded, some canted/oriel, many mullioned. Present house now a ruin, having been abandoned in 1945 and the roof having been removed in the 1950s. The south elevation of the former coach house to the north (NO88NE0165) faces the house and reflects the style of the porte cochere and pedimented gable heads. The first known owners of the lands of Ury were the Frasers, but the estate later passed to Marischals, and in 1415 to Lord Errol. A Level 2 Standing Building Survey was carried out between October 2014 and June 2016 by Cameron Archaeology prior to proposed alterations and reinstatement. A watching brief was also carried out by Cameron Archaeology at the same time during the clearance of areas on the south and west side of Ury House, with no features, deposits or artefacts of archaeological significance identified.
Last Update06/06/2019
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerCH
Date of Compilation20/10/2008

Easting: 385943.914395044, Northing: 787720.779499261

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National Grid Reference: NO 8594 8772



Event Details

Event DateEvent TypeOASIS ID
2016 Building Recording camerona1-315068
2016 Watching-Brief camerona1-315068

Excavations and Surveys


Artefact and Ecofact

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Monument Types

Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
TOWERSENTRANCE C100
PORT-COCHERES  D100
WINDOWS MOULD-HOODEDE100
WINDOWS MULLIONEDF100
WINDOWS CANTEDG100
WINDOWS ORIELH100
GABLES CROW-STEPPEDI100
HOUSES L-PLANA100
MANSIONS REMAINS OFB100