Tillyfour, Steading

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Alternative Names Tillyfoure
Site Type FARMSTEAD
Canmore ID 144607
Site Number NJ51SE 61
NGR NJ 59429 10352
Council ABERDEENSHIRE
Parish TOUGH
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District GORDON
Former County ABERDEENSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Tillyfour Steading, c.1840. Cattle courts on a majestic scale, behind an elongated symmetrical frontage, harled with
margins (with cartshed openings filled in), the pride of William McCombie MP (1805-80), 'the king of graziers', whose principal claim to fame (besides being the first tenant farmer to become a Member of Parliament - 1868, Liberal) is that he perfected the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle. Queen Victoria visited his herd in 1866.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press http://www.rias.org.uk


Architectural Notes

NMRS REFERENCE:
Owner: Sir Ian Forbes-Leith of Fyvie, whose manager occupies the house. (Source - Aberdeenshire 3rd statistical account, pub.1960)

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Archaeological Notes

NJ51SE 61 59429 10352

 
Books and References

Shepherd, I A G (2006) Aberdeenshire, Donside and Strathbogie: an illustrated architectural guide, in Charles McKean [Edinburgh]
Page(s): 98 Held at RCAHMS Quick

Shepherd, I [A G] (1994a) Gordon: an illustrated architectural guide, [Edinburgh]
Page(s): 98 Held at RCAHMS D.5.GOR

Strutt and Parker (1997) Coldwells, Insch, Aberdeenshire: [sale particulars], Banchory
Page(s): sale brochure Held at RCAHMS D.5.13.COL.S

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