Dunecht House, Housedale

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Alternative Names Old House Of Echt; Garden Cottage
Canmore ID 18508
Site Number NJ70NE 15.01
NGR NJ 75406 08338
Parish ECHT
Former Region GRAMPIAN
Former District GORDON
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Housedale, 18th century. Mansion layout survives, front wall of centre of house represented by moulded doorpiece and
fine, 1795, cartouche over - formerly five windows. Short quadrant links to north (gardener's house) and south (reconstructed, with Venetian window in east gable) wings. Fine two-storey outbuilding, dated 1723 I.F.M.F., harled with chamfered margins and skewputs, outside stair.

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

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Archaeological Notes

NJ70NE 15.01 75406 08338

(NJ 7544 0831) Housedale (NR)
OS 6" map, (1959)

Previous to 1818 Housedale (erected 1705) was the Mansion House of the Echt Barony. It was reduced in size to allow room for the gardens, the wings only remaining.
Name Book 1866.

Housedale (name confirmed) is a private dwelling, still intact and in use as a residence.
Visited by OS field Surveyor 27 September 1966.

External Links

Aberdeenshire Historic Environment Record

Books and References

Bogdan and Bryce, N and I B D (1991) 'Castles, manors and 'town houses' survey', Discovery Excav Scot
Page(s): 28

Ordnance Survey (Name Book) Object Name Books of the Ordnance Survey (6 inch and 1/2500 scale). Held at RCAHMS on micro fiche.
Page(s): Book No. 28, 67 Held at RCAHMS Ref

Scottish Castle Survey (1988) 'A directory of the owners and occupiers of the castles, manors and 'town houses' {c.1050-c.1707} of Scotland: Grampian Region', Aberdeen
Page(s): 26, no.46/4 Held at RCAHMS B.2.1.CAS

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