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Recording Your Heritage Online

Event ID 562909

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Recording Your Heritage Online

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/event/562909

Leith Hall, from 1650. The complete ch√Ęteau effect came late, the quadrangular plan being finally achieved only in 1868 with the building of the west wing, which visitors see on their approach. The main elements are the north wing, a severe

rectangular block of 1650; the east wing of 1756 and, containing the fine principal rooms, the south wing, built around 1797 by General Alexander Leith-Hay. These apartments, as normal, on the first floor, are lit by flushpedimented

Venetian windows. Drum towers date from 1868.

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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