Listed Building

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KINSTEARY LODGE AND WALLED GARDENLB1663

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
06/09/1979
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Auldearn
NGR
NH 92634 54287
Coordinates
292634, 854287

Description

House; dated 1792. Single storey and attic, unusual

"cottage" dwelling with 5-bay north facing facade and

U-plan garden court to south. All pinned Kinsteary pink

granite rubble with contrasting tooled ashlar sandstone

dressings. Projecting gabled centre bay with lunette,

apex wrought-iron dated weather vane (pointers missing)

and side entrance. Centre ground floor Venetian window;

similar windows in flanking recessed bays; tripartites

in further recessed outer bays; 2 small piended dormers;

intersecting and multi-pane glazing.

South facing U-plan garden court enclosed east and west

by domestic and office ranges and closed on south side

by low wall with cast-iron railings. North and east

elevations of inner court linked by continuous glazed

lean-to extensions. Corniced ridge and wallhead stacks;

piended slate roof.

Interior; original 6-panelled doors and simple coved

ceilings.

Walled garden; large walled garden, rubble walls with

ashlar copes; brick lined on south and west elevations.

Statement of Special Interest

Weathervane initialled GC.

Kinsteary lands belonged to Sutherlands of Kingsteary;

sold in later 19th century to Cosmo Gordon of Cluny (ie) (Aberdeenshire), from whom it passed to his brother,

Charles Gordon of Braid (Edinburgh who had property and

trade in Tobago, West Indies

Datestone of 1698 initialled IS (James?) Sutherland at

rear

House gives impression that it was converted from former

(later 19th century) stables.

References

Bibliography

THE STATISTICAL Account, xix, (1797) p.618. William

Leslie, GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTIES OF

NAIRN AND MORAY (1813) p.55. George Bain, HISTORY OF

NAIRNSHIRE (1893) pp.427, 451

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