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Aberdeen, Grandhome House

Country House (17th Century), Manor House (Medieval)

Site Name Aberdeen, Grandhome House

Classification Country House (17th Century), Manor House (Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Grandholm House; Dilspro; Grandhome Policies

Canmore ID 76853

Site Number NJ81SE 36

NGR NJ 89849 11747

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Old Machar
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ81SE 36.00 89849 11747

NJ81SE 36.01 Centred NJ 898 117 Park

NJ81SE 36.02 NJ 89876 11986 Sundial and Walled Garden

For associated Dovecot (NJ 90056 11794) and Lodges and Gate (NJ 90390 11904), see NJ91SW 39 and NJ91SW 65 respectively.

For associated boundary stones, see NJ81SE 61 and NJ81SE 65 -8.

For Mains of Grandhome (NJ 8995 1237), see NJ81SE 64.

For rig within Grandhome House policies, see NJ81SE 90.

See also NJ91SW 88.

(Location stated as NJ 8980 1170). Grandhome House. Site of manor/mansion house. Mansion on E-plan; harled, crow-stepped gables; N wing 17th century incorporating earlier work; S wing 17th century. The two wings are linked by the 18th century W range; forestair to door in centre of second floor.

The estate belonged successively to the Keiths, Ogilvies, Buchanans, Gordons and Jaffrays until the late 17th century when it passed to the Patons of Farrochie, Fettercairn, who changed the earlier name for the property, Dilspro, to that presently used.

NMRS, MS/712/79.

Architecture Notes


Aberdeen, Grandhome House.

OWNER: J. D. Paton


Photographic Survey (10 April 1957)

Photographic survey of the exterior and interior of Grandhome House, near Dyce, Aberdeen, by the Scottish National Buildings Record/Ministry of Works in April 1957.


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