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Ecclesgreig House

Country House (19th Century)

Site Name Ecclesgreig House

Classification Country House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Criggie; Craigie; Ecclescreig Castle; Mount Cyrus; St Cyrus

Canmore ID 36336

Site Number NO76NW 8

NGR NO 73797 65858

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish St Cyrus
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Kincardine And Deeside
  • Former County Kincardineshire

Archaeology Notes

NO76NW 8.00 73797 65858

NO76NW 8.01 NO 7369 6604 Burial-ground

NO76NW 8.02 NO 7426 6519 Lodge

NO76NW 8.03 NO 7367 6519 Steading

NO76NW 8.04 NO 73825 65824 Terrace, Steps and Garden Ornaments

See also:

NO76SW 24 NO 74593 64964 Burnside House (Ecclesgreig House, Dower House)


Ecclesgreig House.

Architect: H.E.Goodridge - additions and alterations for Forsyth Grant 1846.

Ecclesgreig was formerly the name of the village and parish now St. Cyrus.

NMRS Plans:

I.G. Lindsay Collection, W/217.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

Air photographs: AAS/97/03/G6/5-9 and AAS/97/03/CT.

NMRS, MS/712/29.

Site Management (16 May 1990)

Evidently complete reconstruction of earlier house. Jacobean, 2-storey, coursers, symmetrical SE front, 3-storey central division with 2-storey rectangular bay, crowstepped gable and flanking turrets; 2-window either side, upper windows corbelled out with shaped gables, slim angle turrets; NE entrance front has 3-storey and attic battlemented porte- cochere tower, SW front curious square tower broached to circular at top. Idiosyncratic detail, shaped gablets and tall-spired roofs. Extensive pierced balustrades to garden terraces, with finials, numerous garden ornaments.

Built for Forsyth Grant. The RA catalogue describes the work as alterations and additions. The NSA refers to the house as 'Mount Cyrus a substantial and graceful building'. (Historic Scotland)


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