Nether Leask 021326
Looking south towards the Farm of Nether Leask on the right. Smiddyhill in the distance.
The road through the farm heading south east.
Looking from the other end of the road, note the hire car. Not very professional that but I couldn’t be bothered to move it.
Looking north east from the Farm, the Manor House is at the end of the road. The white house on the left may be the Home Farm of Pitlurg. Pitlurg is a newer name for Leask.
A view west of Nether Leask.
Houses by the lane to Nether Leask.
In 2016 I came across the canmore.org.uk website dedicated to Scotland’s archaeology, buildings, industrial and maritime heritage. On it was the following reference to Nether Leask.
Site Name Nether Leask
Classification Farmhouse, Farmstead
Canmore ID 131168
Site Number NK03SW 56
NGR NK 0214 3256
Datum OSGB36 – NGR
Standing Building Recording (10 January 2012)
NK 02148 32589 A Level 1 survey was carried out on 10 January 2012 prior to the modernisation of a fairly typical Aberdeenshire improvement steading of the 19th century. It consisted of two U-plan early 19th-century ranges, each around a central dung court. Details of the central court and mill survived.
Archive: RCAHMS (intended). Report and photographs: Aberdeenshire Council SMR
Funder: David Irvine
HK Murray and JC Murray, Murray Archaeological Services Ltd 2012.