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Skellater House

Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skellater House

Classification Lairds House (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 75760

Site Number NJ31SW 6

NGR NJ 31465 10767

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeenshire
  • Parish Strathdon
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Gordon
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

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Skellater House, c.1690/1700. A crisply harled T-plan laird's house with a three-window centre and stone-gabled dormers of 1845 above, flanked by gabled advanced wings. The centre doorway is moulded with an oval window and armorial panel, dated 1770, above. Inside, good central wooden staircase with double-arched treatment at ground floor.

Severe yet stylish, restored 1975-6.

Taken from "Aberdeenshire: Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Ian Shepherd, 2006. Published by the Rutland Press

Archaeology Notes

NJ31SW 6.00 31465 10767

NJ31SW 6.01 3138 1080 Mains of Skellater

Skellater House is a T-plan laird's house of about 1690/1700 with later alterations, which was restored in 1975-6. Above the central doorway, on the SE is an oval window, and an armorial plate dated 1770. The dormer window pediments are dated to 1845.

Information from RCAHMS (JRS) 10 March 1998.

I A G Shepherd 1994.

Architecture Notes

NJ31SW 6.00 31465 10767


Owner: Viscount Cowdray


Photographic Survey (November 1964)

Photographic survey by the Scottish National Buildings Record in November 1964.


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