Tillyfour, Steading

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Alternative Names Tillyfoure
Canmore ID 144607
Site Number NJ51SE 61
NGR NJ 59429 10352
Parish TOUGH
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District GORDON
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

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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