Basic Site Details

Name: Fasnadarach House
Town, district or village: Ballater
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: By the Queen’s road to the Dee, we soon come to a building on its banks, called Fasnadarach. This is a fishing lodge, which has just been erected. Here Mr Truffitt gives us his stepped gables, high roof, verandah and bay windows to his heart’s content. It also has a terrace overhanging the river, and a great river wall going right down to the river. [Aberdeen Journal/Builder 19 September 1874 p791-792]

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Country House  
Item 2 of 2Fishing lodge  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 31874 CompletionOriginal building
Item 2 of 31896   
Item 3 of 31900 Addition 


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 3Alexander Marshall MackenzieArchitect 1896 Work unclear - alterations?
Item 2 of 3Charles EwenClerk of WorksC1900 Extension
Item 3 of 3George TruefittArchitect c. 1874 Original building


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 3Brooks, Sir William CunliffeFor original building
Item 2 of 3Cecil, Lady FrancesDaughter of Sir William Cunliffe Brooks. 'Buildings of Scotland' states that she was the client for the 1900 work.
Item 3 of 3Cecil, Sir Ean FrancisGrandson of William Cunliffe Brooks, born 1880. Inherited Glen Tanar Estate in 1900 under the terms of his grandfather's will
Role unclear


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Pressp447

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder19 September 1874  pp791-792 Reprinted from Aberdeen Journal

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47080 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSGeorge Truefitt at Glen Tanar 1875-85: photo album p19
Item 3 of 3Viewfield House, Old Perth Rd, Inverness (1990)A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr Office List (held by John G Marr in 1960)