Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
National Park
NH 87563 8094
287563, 808094


Possibly John Sanders of London (architect). Circa 1800 with

additions, John Paterson circa 1814, and 1836. Substantially

recast Reginald Fairlie 1939. 2 storey, rambling country

house. All now harled.

Entrance front: U-Plan court, 5-bay inner, N facing

elevation with off-centre left door (originally mirrored

at right) part of Duchess Jane's original picturesque

cottage circa 1800. Wings belong partly to that period,

extended circa 1814, additional wing to E (originally

single storey) circa 1836.

Garden front: 5-bay elevation with bowed return end bays

(latter originally single storey). 3 tall tripartite

windows, centre window now with glazed doors, Regency

verandah, arched with lattice decoration and tent roof;

3 1st floor windows with 6-pane sashes divided by narrow

dressing room (now bathroom) windows; 3 windows in each

storey to bows with tall 6-pane sashes.

Addition made to SE of E wing in 1939. In-filling of 1836

in the entrance court yard removed.

All windows sash and case with a variety of glazing

patterns, some blind windows on N elevations of wings.

Coped stacks, slate roof.

Statement of Special Interest

Proposals for additions 1805, which repeated the design

of the bow-ended garden range, from Sanders.

The house may incorporate an earlier (18th century) cottage.



Gordon Castle Papers SRO GD44/43/215/49/18

RHP 2498 31786-8


About Listed Buildings

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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