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Dunecht House, Housedale

Cottage (Period Unassigned), Country House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dunecht House, Housedale

Classification Cottage (Period Unassigned), Country House (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Old House Of Echt; Garden Cottage

Canmore ID 18508

Site Number NJ70NE 15.01

NGR NJ 75406 08338

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

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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

Archaeology 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.


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