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AYTON HOUSE. (Ref:5485)

This building is in the Perth And Kinross Council and the Abernethy Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 05/10/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NO 1673 1538.


Large asymmetrical mansion of late classic character.

Originally; 3-storey U-plan house with 5-window front,

harled with quoin angles and piend roof, mid 18th century;

S. wing appears to be of rather earlier date, moulded skews

at W. gable of earlier house with vaulted ground floor and

5' walls, at E. corner. Large addition and remodelling

William Burn 1830, L-plan ashlar faced N. wing of 3-storeys

with 2-storey bay windows at pedimented gables and consoled

and balustraded balcony at 1st on N. front, square R-doric

pilastered porch, and main E. front ashlar-faced (remainder

of original house left harled). 1878 coat of arms inserted

in porch. Semi-decagonal 2-storey bay added to main front

2-storey N.W. back wing harled with quoin angles Sir R.S.

Lorimer 1907-9 Good Burn interior work in principal rooms.



Plans dated 1830 N.M.R. The ashlar facing of the E. front was an after thought. There is only a pencilled suggestion of it on the drawings. The estate was formerly known as Craig pottie but the N.S.A. does not indicate the date at which the name was changed. Hussey, Lorimer p.xv

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