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Country House (18th Century)

Site Name Birkhall

Classification Country House (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Balmoral Estates; Birkhall Estate

Canmore ID 32479

Site Number NO39SW 1

NGR NO 34901 93600

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

Architecture Notes

(NO 3488 9360) The house of Birkhall, built by the Gordons of Abergeldie, has a stone over its front door inscribed R.G. M.G. 1715. It was formerly called Stiren and is marked as "Steirn" on Gordon of Straloch's map of 1654. It is a plain three-storeyed house which has been greatly altered since 1715, and is now owned by the Royal Family.

A Jervise 1875-9; A I McConnachie 1898; W D Simpson 1949.

Birkhall, formerly Stiren, as described above.

Visited by OS (A A) 3 November 1967.


Scottish Castle Survey 1988; N Bogdan and I B D Bryce 1991.

OWNER: was HRH The Queen Mother, since inherited by the Prince of Wales.

Birkhall Farm, precise location uncertain. Possibly NO 3483 9384?

NMRS PLANS: F.A.M. MacDonald Collection - 1888 Estate plan.

All 2001 RCAHMS survey material is held on restricted access.


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