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Glenbuchat Heritage

1 Glenkindie House
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1 Glenkindie House

GLENKINDIE HOUSE - The home of the laird of Glenkindie. Sir Patrick Strachan was heritor of Glenkindie from around 1721 until 1738, when his creditors sold the estate to Alexander Leith of Freefield . The Leith family held the estate until, I believe the 1970s, when it was sold to Frogmore (Scotland) Limited.

The house has 38 rooms and is a 16th and 17th century U-plan house, 'Georgianised' in 1741. The main block was largely rebuilt in asymmetrical form by Sydney Mitchell in 1900. It has splendid 17th and 18th century walled gardens with topiary work. During WWII 45 girls were billeted here with Mrs Leith and her husband Jock They were, I assume, part of the Womens' Land Army helping the local farmers.

Glenkindie House in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire was a base and living quarters for groups of the Timber Corps over the war period 1942 to 1946.

Lumbar Jills at Glenkindie House 1942

Picture added on 23 December 2009 at 18:33
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Looks and sounds delightful and interesting. However is the garden only open once a year and is the house open at the same time? I would like to think the garden is open on many dates during the summer.
Added by Elisabeth Pigott on 09 January 2014
Wow cool my last name is Strachan
Added by Brock Strahan on 25 January 2018
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