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GORDON CASTLE, WEST LODGE, MAIN ENTRANCE WITH 2 DWELLINGSLB1621

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Bellie

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 34295 59081
  • Coordinates: 334295, 859081

Description

John Baxter, 1791-2. Entrance arch, crenellated screen walls

and flanking lodges with modern rear additions. Tooled

ashlar, polished ashlar dressings; harled additions at rear.

Tall central crenellated triumphal arch linked to flanking

single storey, single bay lodges by screenwall; lodges linked

to quadrants by continuation of screenwall. Single pedestrian

entrance each side of main entrance and single window of each

lodge, the latter set in shallow round-headed panel.

REAR: square single bay, mirrored lodges project at rear,

each with entrance facing drive-way and set-back crenellated

elevation with additional entrance fronting modern rear

additions. Original doors and windows set in shallow

round-headed panels; 12-pane glazing. Rear coped wallhead

stacks; shallow piended roofs masked by crenellated

wallheads; slate roofs to modern additions.

Statement of Special Interest

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88

References

Bibliography

James and Anne Simpson, 'John Baxter, Architect, and the

Patronage of the Fourth Duke of Gordon', BULLETIN OF THE

SCOTTISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY, vol. 2 (1973), p. 55.

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