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This building is in the Moray Council and the Bellie Parish. 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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