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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 2084 54556
302084, 854556


Earlier 19th century. Single storey, S facing gate lodge with

3-bay frontage to driveway. Harled, ashlar margins,

contrasting painted ashlar dressings. Centre hoodmoulded

pointed-headed doorway under projecting semi-circular canopy

swept from roof supported by pair of octagonal columns with

flared facetted capitals. Flanking hoodmoulded 3-light

windows with pointed-headed lights and Y-tracery glazing to

upper sash.

2-bay W elevation includes later additional bay, each fronted

by projecting canted window with metal horizontal glazing.

Centre pair diagonally set ridge coped ashlar stacks; piended

slate roof with projecting eaves.

Modern flat roofed extension at NE.

GATES: probably circa 1900. Ornate pair wrought-iron (reused)

carriage gates with shaped and intricately decorated upper

part, hung on pair of simple circa 1950 square harled


Statement of Special Interest

Gates similar to the pair at Manachie Lodge brought from

Gordonstoun to Altyre circa 1950 (Gordonstoun previously

belonged to the Gordon Cumming family). They are of good

quality workmanship and design; they either date from the

18th century (extensions and alterations of mansion house)

or, more likely, from the early 20th century, reproducing

18th century design, and installed during the time of Sir

William and Lady (Florence) Gordon Cumming, who carried out

much new building at Gordonstoun as at Altyre.



Information by courtesy Altyre Estate.

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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