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GAMRIE LODGE (FORMER CHURCH OF SCOTLAND MANSE), WALLED GARDEN AND STEADINGLB10573

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
22/02/1972
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Gamrie
NGR
NJ 79177 62465
Coordinates
379177, 862465

Description

1830-31. Probably William Robertson, Elgin. 2-storey over

raised basement, 3-bay house with later 19th century rear

wing (probably A and W Reid, Elgin) forming L-plan. Harled

rubble with tooled and polished ashlar margins and dressings. Symmetrical frontage with centre entrance with bracketted

cornice and panelled door; deep ashlar base course; long

ground floor windows. Single centre ground and 1st floor

window in NW gable, similar blocked windows in SE with later

19th century additional fenestration. Projecting bowed

stairwell in centre of rear rising above wallhead to

terminate as bowed and piended roof.

Later rear piended dormer; also late 19th century canted rear

dormer contemporary with 2-storey, 2-bay rear wing.

12-pane glazing to original house, 2-pane to later wing.

Coped end and wallhead stacks; slate roofs with projecting

eaves front and rear. Decorative (circa 1830) cast-iron

spearhead railings enclose lightwell and access to raised

basement; fluted stiffeners with fluted finials.

INTERIOR: entrance lobby leads to stairhall; drawing room and

dining room left and right; deep moulded and panelled

skirting boards; beaded panelling to windows and doors;

simple ceiling cornices; no original chimneypieces survive in

principal public rooms. Curved staircase with simple

balustrade.

STEADING: 1830-31. Single storey, U-plan range of byre,

stables and gighouse. Entrance to court flanked by square

tooled rubble gatepiers with flat caps; slate roofs.

WALLED GARDEN: 1830-31. Rubble rocked garden; roughly

dressed cope to walls.

Statement of Special Interest

The move to transfer both church and manse is recorded in

Presbytery Records by 1826. Problems arose over the 'examb'

of land by the Heritors. The manse was constructed to a plan

of the manse 'now erecting at Fyvie' and the steading similar

to that at King Edward manse (1829).

The architect(s) for these buildings is unknown though Gamrie

Manse, together with neighbouring Tyrie manse, are very

similar to the former Church of Scotland Manse at Aberdour

designed by William Robertson with Alexander Laing in 1815-20

and completed 1822.

References

Bibliography

Scottish Record Office; CH2/1120/7 (Presbytery Records)

1829-30; RHP7590-2.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

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