Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 34822 58744
334822, 858744


Probably Archibald Simpson, 1826-30. 2-storey octagonal gate

lodge with stair projection at rear and single storey

projecting wing at NW. Finely tooled ashlar throughout.

Boldly projecting pedimented porch to round-headed entrance

at S, later double-leaf panelled doors.

Projecting single storey bay at NE (facing driveway) with

eaves band and shallow gabled roof. Long ground-floor

corniced windows; small 1st floor fenestration; lying-pane

glazing; blind windows in rear wing.

Renewed (in brick) rear wallhead stack; shallow piended slate

roofs with deep bracketted eaves.

Rubble wall screens garden from road to W of house.

Statement of Special Interest

East Lodge no longer the property of Gordon Castle.

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88



Undated drawings, Scottish Record Office RHP2392 in style of

Archibald Simpson who is known to have been working for the

Duke of Gordon at Gordon Castle after fire of 1827 and at

Boghead (Gordon Castle Farm) in 1829. Lodge not shown on plan

of Fochabers of 1825 (RHP13300).

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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