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SKIBO CASTLE, PRINCIPAL GATE LODGE AND ENTRANCE GATES AND PIERSLB280

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
07/03/1984
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Creich (Highland)
NGR
NH 71131 89013
Coordinates
271131, 889013

Description

Probably Ross and Macbeth, circa 1900. Gate Lodge; Scottish Baronial, mainly 2-storey, L-plan with single bay to each arm on inner face. Bullfaced rubble, ashlar dressings. Circular corbelled and crenellated stair tower rising 1 stage above roofline in re-entrant angle, with

flanking south facing main door, moulded jambs, drip mould and ornamental plank door. Single storey gabled east wing with bipartite in south gable; corbelled and crenellated wallhead to flat roofed main portion.

Bipartites with either 2-pane or decorative leaded glazing; slit windows to stair tower; carved stone eagle to gable apex; ridge and end stacks; slate roof.

Gate piers and gates; 2 pairs circular ashlar gate piers, heavily banded with alternating polished and rock faced masonry; corbelled and crenellated caps; matching end piers linked by low coped retaining wall.

Ornate cast-and wrought-iron pair carriage gates, with matching flanking pedestrian Gates. Some gilded decoration; matching spearhead railings with similar detailing on quadrant walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Skibo Castle in Dornoch Parish. Purchased by Andrew Carnegie around 1898, and castle and estate subsequently enlarged (Alexander) Ross and Macbeth, architects.

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