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Tillyfour, Steading


Site Name Tillyfour, Steading

Classification Farmstead

Alternative Name(s) Tillyfoure

Canmore ID 144607

Site Number NJ51SE 61

NGR NJ 59429 10352

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Tough
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Recording Your Heritage Online

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

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes


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


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