Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
South Ayrshire
Planning Authority
South Ayrshire
NS 37387 5299
237387, 605299


Earlier 19th century, extended 1930s and later. Single storey and basement, 2-bay, roughly L-plan picturesque gate lodge with Tudor detailing, Italianate roof with deep overhanging eaves creating the effect of a broken pediment, 2-bay extension to SE and ground falling away to 2-storey rear with central 20th century single-bay extension and forestair. Squared, coursed, tooled sandstone to front, random rubble to rear, harled masonry to SE and rear extensions, with polished ashlar dressings throughout. Base course. Hoodmoulds above stone-mullioned windows with chamfered margins to principal elevations.

FURTHER DESCRIPTION: timber-boarded Tudor-arched front door in chamfered surround to advanced entrance bay with capped, corniced tall octagonal pier to left of door and single light to side elevation; large, projecting canted window to right of door; 2-bay extension to far right with one single and one bipartite mullioned window and raised quoins and dressings. Timber-boarded door to basement at rear.

2-pane glazing in timber casement windows. Coupled, diagonally-set square sandstone ashlar stacks with string courses and clay cans. Graded grey slate roof.

GATEPIERS: 2 capped, corniced octagonal sandstone ashlar gatepiers. Decorative cast-iron railing joining N pier to gate lodge.

Statement of Special Interest

A good earlier 19th century gate lodge, situated at the entrance to the Blairquhan estate from Milton, and forming an integral part of the designed landscape of the estate. Originally called Near Lodge, it was extended in the 1930s by Sir James Hunter Blair.

Blairquhan (listed separately) was rebuilt by William Burn in 1821-4 for David Hunter Blair and Burn also designed the Old Bridge of Blairquhan (listed separately), adjacent to Milton Lodge, and some other estate buildings; he may have been responsible for this lodge and Blairquhan and Girvan Lodges (both listed separately), which are very similar.



shown on 1st Edtion Ordnance Survey maps (1854-9).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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