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- Category: A
- Date Added: 26/01/1971
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Parish: Bellie
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 36969 59536
- Coordinates: 336969, 859536
Mid 19th century. 2-storey, wide single bay red painted rectangular weatherboarded timber cottage in Alpine style. Entrance at rear; NE gable projects, supported by square wooden posts carried up through jettied gable frontage incorporated in framework. Flat balustered balcony supported on brackets continuous at 1st floor long elevations and SW gable. Single 2-light multi-pane glazed windows with wooden
shutters in each elevation in either ground or 1st floor; red tiled roof and ridge with deep eaves supported by shaped wooden brackets; tooled ashlar coped ridge stack. Carved detailing, mainly geometric forms and billet-moulding, decorates return gables.
Statement of Special Interest
Formerly part of Gordon Castle estate, flanking one of the (disused) entrance drives. Appears on 1st ed. OS, 1870. Unusual building, the only other example of 'Swiss cottage' in Moray is associated with Ballindalloch Castle. Upgraded, Category B to A, June 1996.
BANFFSHIRE ADVERTISER, 7 December 1922, p. 7. Article on timber Gordon estate cottages.
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