Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 66312 48571
366312, 748571


Circa 1800-1820 with circa 1880-1900 addition. Single storey, 3-bay, symmetrical, classical gate lodge with pedimented gables and Tudor-Gothic shouldered hoodmoulds to windows. Rendered with red ashlar dressings including narrow, droved margins. Base course and deep eaves course. Bipartite windows with timber mullion. Piended roof addition to north corner. Non-traditional entrance doors. Blocked window opening to south gable.

Timber sash and case windows. Pitched slate roof. Square and stugged end stack with banded cope to south gable. Non-traditional replacement stack to north gable.

The interior was seen in 2014 and has been comprehensively modernised.

GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALLS: square-plan, panelled ashlar gatepier with pyramidal cap to right of entrance. Replacement gatepier to left of entrance. Pair of cast-iron gates with fleur-de-lys finial motif. Cement rendered and ashlar cope quadrant walls terminating in square-plan, panelled ashlar piers with stepped cap.

Statement of Special Interest

Sited to the north of Abbeythune House, this gate lodge with gatepiers, gates and quadrant walls is an important ancillary component of the estate and enhances the architectural and historic setting of Abbeythune House. The lodge and piers have some classical architectural detailing, such as pedimented gables, hoodmoulds and narrow red sandstone margins, which reference the classical style of Abbeythune House and is similar in design to the gardener's cottage (see separate listings). Although some original details have been lost, such as a gatepier and stack, the building retains its character, including intact roofline and traditional glazing, and unusually it has not been substantially extended since the late 19th century.

North Lodge was built as the gate lodge for Abbeythune House, and is located about 1km to the north-west of the house. Abbeythune estate is first evident on Thomson's map of 1832, and is marked as Abbithune. The spelling of Abbeythune varies between maps and other historical records, and it is also recorded as Abbethune.

Due to the scale of Thomson's map ancillary buildings are not shown. However, it is likely that the ancillary buildings, such as the gardener's cottage and north lodge are contemporary with Abbeythune House, which was constructed sometime between 1794 and 1832. North Lodge is shown as rectangular in plan on the 1st edition OS map (1865) with the addition to the north corner depicted on the 2nd edition OS Map (1903).

Listed building record and statutory address updated in 2014.



Thomson J. (1825) Atlas of Scotland: Southern Part of Angus Shire. Edinburgh : J. Thomson & Co.

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1859, published 1865) Forfar Sheet XL.12 (Inverkeilor). 25 inch to the mile, 1st edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

Ordnance Survey (surveyed 1901, published 1903) Forfarshire, Sheet 040.12. 25 inch to the mile, 2nd edition. London: Ordnance Survey.

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The only legal part of the listing is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing and if a number or name is missing from a listing address it may still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing can also cover structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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