Powis House

A two-storey Neo-Classical mansion on Powis Circle in N Aberdeen, Powis House was built by Hugh Leslie of Powis in 1802. The house was later associated with the Arbuthnot family and politician Sir John Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster was born here in 1912. Its estate was developed by the local authority to form public housing in the 1930s and the house opened as a community centre in 1941. The remarkable Powis Gates, which once formed a grand entrance to the estate, are preserved to the east within the modern campus of the University of Aberdeen. The ghost of a lady is said to haunt the house.

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