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- Category: A
- Date Added: 24/03/1988
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Parish: Bellie
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 35401 59167
- Coordinates: 335401, 859167
Archibald Simpson, 1828-29. Substantial range forming hollow
square and comprising both dwellings and farm buildings, most
of the latter now gutted internally and converted to modern
Red harled with tooled ashlar margins and dressings. Regular
wide SW facing front range with centre arched entrance. Tall
ashlar segmental-headed archway with corniced and stepped
blocking course. Flanking mirrored 2-storey dwellings,
projecting front and back as single bay gables (canted to
courtyard) linked to archway by set back single bay, in each
of which is bracketted corniced entrance. Long ground floor fenestration, the front windows also with bracketted
cornices, the 1st floor fenestration lower, and some blind in
inward facing bays. Single storey and loft, set back 6-bay
outer ranges, with lunette fenestration above each window set
in shallow round-headed recesses, at left all front
fenestration is blind, at right the block has near centre
gabled porch. Varied multi-pane glazing, some lying-pane.
Squat coped and shaped ridge stacks; slate roofs with
projecting jointed eaves.
2 further long single storey W ranges are sited parallel to
main square, and linked at gabled frontage by square panelled
Statement of Special Interest
Rear, much altered range of buildings not included in
Scottish Record Office RH Plan no 2398 is a working drawing
with a reference to 'Mr Simpson's own drawings'. The series
of drawings reveal that a clock tower was intended as the
Described in 1842 as 'a range of buildings which for
amplitude, utility and elegance are certainly unrivalled in
Formerly the mains farm on Gordon Castle Estate and called
NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xii (1842), p. 119. Scottish Record
Office RHP 2394-2404 and GD44/51/364.
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