Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site

BALMORAL CASTLE, BRIDGE LODGE (POLICE BARRACKS)LB51463

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Group Category Details
100000020
Date Added
12/03/2010
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire
Planning Authority
Aberdeenshire
Parish
Crathie And Braemar
National Park
Cairngorms
NGR
NO 26134 94907
Coordinates
326134, 794907

Description

1870-1871, with later additions. U-plan, single storey, double cottage, built as police barracks and hospital. Squared and coursed granite. base course, stugged dressings. Crowstepped gables.

S cottage: L-plan. 5-bay S elevation; 3 bays to left with gabled, stone porch, buttress flanked with Tudor-arched entrance, stop-chamfered reveals; blank panel in gablehead, scroll-bracketed skewputts and finial; narrow windows on return elevations and flanking porch; outer bays with windows. 2 bays to right gabled with raised chimneybreast dividing; door to left, part-glazed with 2-pane fanlight and window to right. Return to left gabled with window in advanced stone panel with stone, piended roof, and fleur-de-lys stone finial.

W cottage: 3-bay, at right angles with S cottage. Gabled, stoned porch at centre, stop-chamfered arrises and reveals; panelled door and fanlight to Tudor-arched doorway; shield panel in gablehead, scroll-bracketed skewputts and finial stump; narrow windows on returns. Windows in flanking bays. Gabled return elevation to left with raised chimneybreast at centre with window to left. Projecting bays to rear.

Circa 1990, single storey, L-plan imitation granite concrete block addition continuing NW from rear wing of S cottage. Lean-to porch in-fill between cottages.

4-pane glazing pattern in sash and case windows. Grey slates. Clay and lead ridge coping. Coped gablehead stacks.

Statement of Special Interest

B Group with War Memorial, Entrance Gates, Gate Lodge and Gatepiers, Quadrant Walls and Lamp Standards.

The lodge is first shown on the OS map of 1902 as a sanatorium. It inherited the name Bridge Lodge from that currently known as Gate Lodge which was built in 1858. The low retaining wall lining drive and roadside is listed with the main gates. The cottage is now again also referred to as police cottage as it serves this purpose seasonally and has been extended for this purpose. Grouped with Gate Lodge and the Entrance Gates, Gatepiers, Walls and Lamp Standards. Part of the en suite entrance ensemble to the castle.

References

Bibliography

The Royal Archives, PP Balmoral 834. 1st and 2nd edition OS maps, 1867 and 1902.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

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 1997 Act. 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 subsequent legislation.

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