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PITGAVENY HOUSE AND GATEPIERS FLANKING OLD DRIVE WAY AT NORTH WESTLB15799

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
26/01/1971
Local Authority
Moray
Planning Authority
Moray
Parish
St Andrews-Lhanbryd
NGR
NJ 24029 65312
Coordinates
324029, 865312

Description

Dated 1776. Tall, 3-storey mansion over basement, symmetrical

5-bay pedimented SW front, with later porch. Rear wing

dated 1870. Pinned ashlar frontage, coursed rubble flanks,

polished ashlar dressings.

Original centre entrance masked by substantial single

3-bay porch with side entrance, said to be 1868, pedimented

and columned doorpiece; corniced wallhead with ball

finials at intervals.

Regular frontage with slightly advanced, pedimented centre

3-bay fenestration to return elevations with some blind

windows; long 1st floor windows. 9-, 12- and 15-pane glazing.

Rusticated quoins; oculus in pediment; corniced blocking

course encircles wallhead with angle ball finials (some

missing); tall coped panelled end wallhead stacks; double

piended slate roof.

Substantial 4-storey and attic, wide 2-bay rear wing dated

1870. Coursed rubble, ashlar dressings. Regular fenestration,

12-pane glazing; quoins; hipped and corniced end stacks;

piended slate roof.

Rear wing linked to main house by single bay block with ground

floor service portico

INTERIOR: ENTRANCE HALL: enlarged circa 1870 by linking

former entrance with SE ground floor room.

STAIRCASE AND STAIRWELL: cantilevered stone staircase with

moulded lip to risers; plain wooden balusters. Plaster

balusters. Plaster ceiling with swagged frieze and

and central tondo.

DINING ROOM: carved white marble chimneypiece with marble

slips, circa 1870 cast-iron grate, dado rail.

DRAWING ROOM: on 1st floor, high ceiling with bracketted

corniced anthemion frieze, dado rail. Fielded panelled

doors and window shutters throughout.

Gatepiers: circa 1776 flanking former entrance (former

Lossiemouth) at W of house. pair square rusticated ashlar

piers with moulded cornice and ball finials. No gates survive.

Statement of Special Interest

Pitgaveny once part of lands of Bishopric of Moray, passing

later to the Brodies of Lethen. Purchased circa 1765 by

James Brander, a merchant dealing in Lisbon whose

initials, JB are on the datestone. Pitgaveny inherited in

1854 by James Brander's grand-daughter, Mrs Brander Dunbar,

who initiated building additions.

References

Bibliography

SURVEY OF THE PROVINCE OF MORAY (1798), pp. 108-9. William

Leslie, REVIEW OF AGRICULTURE FOR NAIRN AND MORAY (1813),

p. 47. J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868), pp. 115-6.

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