FOCHABERS, 2 CASTLE STREET, EAST LODGE AND GARDEN WALL (Ref:1584)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 26/01/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 3482 5874.
Probably Archibald Simpson, 1826-30. 2-storey octagonal gate
lodge with stair projection at rear and single storey
projecting wing at NW. Finely tooled ashlar throughout.
Boldly projecting pedimented porch to round-headed entrance
at S, later double-leaf panelled doors.
Projecting single storey bay at NE (facing driveway) with
eaves band and shallow gabled roof. Long ground-floor
corniced windows; small 1st floor fenestration; lying-pane
glazing; blind windows in rear wing.
Renewed (in brick) rear wallhead stack; shallow piended slate
roofs with deep bracketted eaves.
Rubble wall screens garden from road to W of house.
East Lodge no longer the property of Gordon Castle.
Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88
Undated drawings, Scottish Record Office RHP2392 in style of
Archibald Simpson who is known to have been working for the
Duke of Gordon at Gordon Castle after fire of 1827 and at
Boghead (Gordon Castle Farm) in 1829. Lodge not shown on plan
of Fochabers of 1825 (RHP13300).
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