Basic Site Details

Name: Glen Tanar Estate, Home Farm
Town, district or village: Glen Tanar
City or county: Aberdeenshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The next place is a house perched up above the road, the old farmhouse. This was a dreadful blot on the landscape; but by erecting a picturesque dairy at one end, with low walls, high roof, and verandah, which verandah is carried in front of the house, the whole gets quite right. The dairy walls all round internally have white glazed tiles above the shelves, with various monogram devices, dates, and subjects relating to dairy matters, all done by the hand. There is also a white marble fountain, with a constant supply of water, in which the butter is deposited. [Aberdeen Journal/Builder 19 September 1874 p791-792]

It is assumed that the dairy is the building with pyramid roof to the north-east of the pre-existing farmhouse, however, the interior was not inspected at the time of listing. It is also apparent that further work to the farm was carried out after 1874.

Building Type Classification

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1Before 1874 Alterations and additionsAlterations to farmhouse and new dairy


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 1George TruefittArchitect Before 1874 Alterations to farmhouse and new dairy


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Brooks, Sir William Cunliffe 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Historic Scotland An inventory of gardens and designed landscapes in Scotland  v3

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 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register47089 
Item 2 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSGeorge Truefitt at Glen Tanar 1875-85: photo album Album of sketches, photos & cuttings Acc No 1998/44