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Skene House

Skene House, SE of the village of Lyne of Skene, in the lands of Skene, W of Aberdeen (see map).



Skene House, 1998. See full size.




Originally Skene Castle.
Seat of the Skene family.
Central tower built 1217 (now built around).
Major extension built by 16th Laird in 1680.

Inherited by Skene female-line descendants Duff, Earl Fife in 1827.
Duff added front gate to Skene House and laid out courtyard, 1847.
Duff rented Skene House to the Hamilton family from 1880.
Duff sold it to the Hamiltons in 1905.
Lady Hamilton died 1985.
The Trustees of her estate sold Skene House 1995. (They still own much of the land around Skene.)





Location of Skene House.
From streetmap.co.uk.
See satellite view.



Skene House.
From old map. Survey date: 1865. Publication date: 1866.



Skene House.
From inside cover of [Skene, 1887].



Skene House.
Photo 1998. See full size.



Skene House.
Photo 1994. Picture courtesy of Judith Campbell. See full size.



Skene House.
Photo 1994. Showing the Skene arms above the door.
Picture courtesy of Judith Campbell. See full size.



Skene House.
Photo 1994. Picture courtesy of Judith Campbell. See full size.
See alternative version (and full size).



The gate to the side at the front.
Photo 1994. Picture courtesy of Judith Campbell. See full size.



The gate to the side at the front.
Photo 1994. Picture courtesy of Judith Campbell. See full size.





Skene House, the garden side




Skene House, interior






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