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BLERVIE HOUSE AND GATEPIERS (Ref:15581)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Rafford Parish. It is a category B building and was listed on 26/01/1971.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 062 553.

Description

J M Dick Peddie, 1909 - 11; service wing additions, 1907. Edwardian classical, substantial 2-storey mansion. Coursed rubble, tooled and polished ashlar dressings and margins. E facing entrance front with W garden elevation. 12-bay E front with slightly advanced centre 2 and outer 2 bays; wide segmental pediment to centre fronted by porte cochere supported by 2 sets paired Roman Doric columns; panelled entrance door with narrow side lights. paired 1st floor windows with moulded lintels and Gibbsian detailing; coat of arms in centre of tympanum; channelled ashlar angle pilaster strips. W GARDEN FRONT: symmetrical 2-storey and attic 10-bay W front with wide advanced outer bays each with shallow projecting bowed 3-light window rising full-height; centre 2 bays defined by giant channelled angle pilaster strips under wide segmental-headed pediment with tympanum crest; long multi-pane glazed French windows in bays 3 and 8; 6 segmental-headed dormers. Longer windows in ground floor than 1st; 12- and 15-pane glazing; channelled ashlar quoins to all projecting bays; deep ashlar base course. Panelled coped end and ridge stacks; piended slate roofs. Lower 1907 2-storey service wing at S gable. INTERIOR: spacious austere interior with simple detailing. Central vaulted top lit stairhall with arcaded screen supported by paired Roman Doric columns; wooden staircase with balusters and wide moulded handrail. DRAWING ROOM: simple chimneypiece at each end with mantel shelf supported by paired slender columns, sliding doors divide room. Simple moulded cornices; beaded panelled window shutters and doors, moulded door frames. GATEPIERS: sited at road end of long driveway (NJ 066 557). Probably 1776 and removed to present site from former Blervie House, now Blervie Mains House. Tall pair square polished ashlar piers, panelled; deep moulded cornice with stepped cap supporting swagged urn with fluted base. No gates.

Notes

Built by Captain H B Galloway, 7th Seaforths, killed in action, 1915.

References

Plans and drawings with Dick Peddie and Mackay, Edinburgh. National Monuments Record of Scotland.

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