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CULLEN HOUSE, TEMPLE OF POMONALB15520

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 22/02/1972

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rathven

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 50444 67231
  • Coordinates: 350444, 867231

Description

William Robertson, 1822 (possibly after a design by James

Playfair, 1788). Hilltop polished ashlar open rotunda built

above and supported by partially exposed circular basement

tearoom. Rotunda entablature supported by 8 Ionic columns

above which is leaded dome with corniced plaster ceiling and

decorative centre rose.

Bowed 3-bay front to tearoom flanked by curved screen walls;

centre round-headed doorway and similar flanking windows; gutted/circular chamber with remains of alternate apsed and

rectangular niches; no ceiling or rotunda floor survives.

Circular plinth (formerly standing in centre of rotunda and

supporting now lost statue of Pomona) stands in centre of

tearoom floor.

Statement of Special Interest

Tearoom gutted and monument stabilised 1977-8.

Statue of Pomona (more probably of Fame) lost between

1939-45.

James Playfair's temple unexecuted but drawings in Seafield

papers.

References

Bibliography

Howard Colvin, BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS

1600-1840 (1987), p.644. John Gifford, 'ARCHITECTS OF THE

HIGHLANDS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY - A SKETCH', The Scottish

Georgian Society, BULLETIN no. 7 (1980), p.37. Scottish

Record Office GD248/3340/28, 35, 54, 65; RHP2545-6.

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