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Tyrie House

House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Tyrie House

Classification House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 20819

Site Number NJ96SW 10

NGR NJ 936 632

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Tyrie
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Banff And Buchan
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ96SW 10 936 632.

(NJ 938 629) Tyrie House, founded by James Fraser (d 1690) is described by Macfarlane (1723) as '... a large edifice of 40 foot square and a large round on every corner with a pavilion roof. The upper storey of 3 being one roume of 40 foot square having 4 large chimneys and eight windows and so many in each of the lower storeys with a coat of arms weel cut for the lintels as the branshes of the family. This house not being finished in the rounds ... is like to turn ruinous ...' It lies '... about 1/2 mile E. of the church, being an avenue the whole way.'

W Macfarlane 1906

According to Mr Bell, (Mr G L Bell, Tyrie Mains, Pitsligo, Aberdeen), Tyrie House stood within a field centred at

NJ 936 632, but no trace remains. Some coping stones from the old house are built into Tyrie Mains.

Visited by OS (NKB) 8 March 1967.


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