Listed Building

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 – see ‘About Listed Buildings’ below for more information.


Status: Designated


There are no additional online documents for this record.


Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NO 37784 48115
337784, 748115


Late 17th century. Re-erected on this site late 18th century. Square-section ashlar gatepiers with gladiator sculptures and castellated Tudor screen walls. Hoodmoulds and stone mullions.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: tall piers with pilastered front, cornice and large carved orb finials, lower flanking bays with gladiators. Crenellated screen walls beyond to right with pedestrian gateway to left and 2 bipartite windows (blinded as diamond-pattern glazing) to centre, outer crenellation broader, wall sloping to lower square-section pier at outer right and boundary walls adjoining beyond. Screen wall to left mirrors that to right.

E ELEVATION: lower piers to centre with crouching lions; pedestrian gateway to left, slated piend-roofed rubble lodge beyond with 2 windows and boarded timber door on return to right. Pedestrian gateway to right of centre with evidence similar building beyond.

GATES: decorative wrought-iron gates.

Statement of Special Interest

Property of Strathmore Estates (Holding) Ltd. Two other gates, the De'il (Main) and Outer (Kirk) Gates, were also relocated in 1774 when the court walls close to the castle were demolished. Stirton attributes the gladiators and lions, and satyres and lions at the Main Gate, to Santvoort who was paid the sum of ?394 in 1684, too great a figure for the amount of work carried out at the Castle.



NSA (1836), XI p345. Maurice Lindsay CASTLES OF SCOTLAND (1986). Groome?s GAZETTEER VOL III, p91. Rev Stirton GLAMIS CASTLE (1938).

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.

If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority advises on the need for listed building consent and they also decide what a listing covers. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.

Find out more about listing and our other designations at You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at


There are no images available for this record, you may want to check Canmore for images relating to GLAMIS CASTLE POLICIES, NORTH LODGE (GLADIATOR) GATE

There are no images available for this record.

Search Canmore

Printed: 26/04/2019 07:39