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Maryculter House Hotel

Country House (Period Unassigned), Hotel (Period Unassigned), Preceptory (13th Century)

Site Name Maryculter House Hotel

Classification Country House (Period Unassigned), Hotel (Period Unassigned), Preceptory (13th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Deeside Hotel; Pitfodells; Old Maryculter House

Canmore ID 37104

Site Number NO89NW 9

NGR NO 84404 99889

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

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

Archaeology Notes

NO89NW 9 84404 99889

(NO 8440 9989) Maryculter House (NR)

OS 6" map, Aberdeenshire, 2nd ed., (1904)

The oldest portion of the mansion house at Maryculter was probably built about 1618, but there seems to be doubt as to whether the house incorporates remains of the 13th century preceptory (of Knights Templars - see NO89NW 8) or that merely materials from the preceptory were used inits construction. The house was repaired or rebuilt after a severe fire in 1720.

J A Henderson 1892; G M Fraser 1922.

Maryculter House, a large commodious mansion is now re-named 'Deeside Hotel'. The walls have been harled but, from the windows and other architectural details, it can be assumed that the eastern 'U-shaped' part of the house is of 17th century date, while the western part of 18th century date. A modern, probably 19th century, wing has been added to the north side of the house.

Visited by OS (W D J) 28 November 1961.


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

Architecture Notes

Old Maryculter House

ARCHITECT: Walker and Duncan 1936 - alterations

NMRS PLANS: F.A.M. MacDonald Collection

Chimneypiece from Udny Castle, Aberdeenshire in hall.

(Undated) information in NMRS.


Photographic Survey (September 1964)

Photographs by the Scottish National Buildings Record/Ministry of Work in September 1964.


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