Balmanno House

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Balmanno House is a manor house near the Scottish village of Marykirk in the Council Area of Aberdeenshire . In 1972 the building was included in the Scottish monument lists in the highest monument category A.


Balmanno House is isolated around 600 m northeast of Marykirk off the A937 . The mansion, built in 1765, is considered an outstanding example of a contemporary laird seat. Architecturally, there are great parallels to the nearby villa Forebank House .

The masonry consists of rubble, roughly hewn into cuboids , which was laid to form layers of masonry . The north-west facing main facade of the two-story building is five axes wide. The central main portal has an architrave with an ornamented keystone and simple cornices . If the main façade is made with exposed brickwork, the side gable façades are plastered with Harl , with borders being set off. The masonry of the outbuildings and the garden fence are made of quarry stone. The coach house is designed with a round arched door.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .

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Coordinates: 56 ° 47 ′ 21.2 "  N , 2 ° 30 ′ 25.3"  W.