GORDON CASTLE, WEST LODGE, MAIN ENTRANCE WITH 2 DWELLINGS (Ref:1621)
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 343 590.
John Baxter, 1791-2. Entrance arch, crenellated screen walls and flanking lodges with modern rear additions. Tooled ashlar, polished ashlar dressings; harled additions at rear. Tall central crenellated triumphal arch linked to flanking single storey, single bay lodges by screenwall; lodges linked to quadrants by continuation of screenwall. Single pedestrian entrance each side of main entrance and single window of each lodge, the latter set in shallow round-headed panel. REAR: square single bay, mirrored lodges project at rear, each with entrance facing drive-way and set-back crenellated elevation with additional entrance fronting modern rear additions. Original doors and windows set in shallow round-headed panels; 12-pane glazing. Rear coped wallhead stacks; shallow piended roofs masked by crenellated wallheads; slate roofs to modern additions.
Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88
James and Anne Simpson, 'John Baxter, Architect, and the
Patronage of the Fourth Duke of Gordon', BULLETIN OF THE
SCOTTISH GEORGIAN SOCIETY, vol. 2 (1973), p. 55.
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