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Aberdeen, Kingswells, Kingswells House

Garden (Period Unassigned), House (17th Century), Well (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, Kingswells, Kingswells House

Classification Garden (Period Unassigned), House (17th Century), Well (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 19310

Site Number NJ80NE 14

NGR NJ 86218 06402

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Newhills
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ80NE 14.00 86218 06402

NJ80NE 14.01 NJ 8621 0653 Home Farm

NJ80NE 14.02 NJ 8611 0649 Wind Pump

For Friends' Burial Ground (NJ 85668 06646), see NJ80NE 15.

(NJ 8622 0640) Kingswells (NR) (AD 1666)

OS 6" map (1901)

The manor house of Kingswells bears the dates 1666 and 1855, and was occupied at the time of Charles II. For a long time the house was ruinous, but was restored in 1854.

J Cruickshank 1959

A plain, much-restored mid-17th century building, with 19th century additions on the north, south, and west sides. A stone inscribed '1666 :1713 :1855' is over the main door.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 6 November 1961.

NJ 8621 0640 An archaeological watching brief was undertaken between 4-11 September 2007 on groundworks

associated with the installation of a septic tank, connecting pipework and the construction of a filter mound soakaway. No archaeological features were encountered during sub-surface excavations. What appears to be a well was identified immediately to the W of Kingswells House.

Archive deposited with Aberdeen City SMR and RCAHMS.

Funder: Astell Associates.

Stewart Buchanan, 2007.

Architecture Notes

EXTERNAL REFERENCE

1/8-inch plans and elevations. Measured and drawn by Fenton Wyness, 1920-26. Student of Aberdeen School of Architecture. Drawings stored at 45 Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen.

Activities

Watching Brief (4 September 2007 - 11 September 2007)

NJ 8621 0640 An archaeological watching brief was undertaken between 4-11 September 2007 on groundworks associated with the installation of a septic tank, connecting pipework and the construction of a filter mound soakaway. No archaeological features were encountered during sub-surface excavations. What appears to be a well was identified immediately to the W of Kingswells House.

Archive deposited with Aberdeen City SMR and RCAHMS.

Funder: Astell Associates.

Stewart Buchanan, 2007.

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