A north-east building which a charity fears could be lost to future generations has been put on the market
Conservation charity Historic Environment Scotland compiles a Buildings at Risk register and has listed Wardhouse, in Insch, as a high-risk property.
The organisation seeks to highlight buildings in conservation areas that are vacant and have fallen into a state of disrepair and has been promoting it on its website.
Wardhouse, also known as Gordonhall, was built in 1757 and occupied until after the war, when it was vacated and sold to a local firm who stripped it of its fittings and materials.
The Aberdeenshire property was resold in 1953 and bought by a descendant of the original owners – the Gordon family.
Current damage to the historic B-listed building has been categorised by the charity as “ruinous”.
In April, the property was being marketed for sale as a development opportunity, with consent for conversion to form seven dwellings, at a price of £50,000.
A spokesman for Historic Environment Scotland said: “Wardhouse was one of the early additions to the Buildings at Risk register when it was created in 1990.
“The former country house was added to the register in 1992 as it was a roofless shell and uninhabitable – like many buildings of its type it had fallen into disuse and had been subsequently stripped in the 1950s.
“As Wardhouse is being actively marketed for sale, we have featured it on our home page to help bring it to the attention of interested restorers.”