Basic Site Details

Name: House of Glenmuick with East lodge
Town, district or village: Ballater
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: East Lodge C(S) Listed

Glenmuick was one of two Scottish estates purchased by James Thompson Mackenzie, the son of an Aberdeen silk mercer, who in 1838 went out to an indigo plantation in India where he made a very substantial fortune. In his later years, he became “a persistent cultivator of royalty”, frequently entertaining the Prince of Wales. His caricature, by Lib, appeared in Vanity Fair 23 March 1889. He was created 1st Baronet Mackenzie, of Glenmuick, on 21 March 1890 but he died in Brighton less than five months later.
See also separate item for Kintail

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 320 July 1870 Journal reference 
Item 2 of 31886  Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 31947 Demolition 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7(Sir) Samuel Morton PetoArchitectural practice, EngineersA1870 House and 'possibly' (HS) East Lodge
Item 2 of 7William HendersonArchitectA1870 Handled job for Peto
Item 3 of 7William Henderson & SonArchitectural practiceA1870 Handled job for Peto
Item 4 of 7William Low HendersonArchitectA1870 Handled job for Peto
Item 5 of 7Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitectB1886 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 7James MatthewsArchitectB1886 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 7Matthews & MackenzieArchitectural practiceB1886 Alterations and additions


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Mackenzie, Sir JamesOriginal house
Item 2 of 2Mackenzie, Sir VictorClient for 1912 work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Geddes, Jane2001Deeside and the Mearns: An Illustrated Architectural Guide Edinburgh: RIAS/Rutland Pressp131
Item 2 of 2Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp524

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Aberdeen Journal20 July 1870   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register50743 East Lodge
Item 2 of 2Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)