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CULLEN HOUSE, MAIN ENTRANCE, GATES AND GATE LODGES (Ref:2227)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Cullen Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 22/02/1972.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 509 659.

Description

James Adam, 1767, with later additions to lodges. Pedimented

polished ashlar triumphal arch supported by fluted Roman

Ionic columns linked to flanking gate lodges by simple harled

screen walls pierced by single pedestrian entrances each side.

Central round-headed archway with corniced fluted impost

blocks, moulded arch ring and with patera in each spandrel;

entablature with festooned and swagged frieze; earl's coronet

with S in tympanum of pediment surmounted by lion rampant with

single recumbant lion on each outer edge.

Bracketted corniced pedestrian entrances with moulded and

acanthus detailed jambs.

Corniced blocking course to screen wall, raised and swagged

above pedestrian entrances.

GATES: Pair spearheaded cast-iron carriage gates with Greek key

pattern band and scallop decoration; matching single gates

close pedestrian entrances.

GATE LODGES: advanced single storey, 3-bay flanking gate

lodges, each with centre doorway on S side of linking screen

wall; each lodge with later rear additions and each with later dormerheads breaking wallhead. Harled, ashlar margins and

dressings. Deep corniced eaves band broken by later piended

dormers; 9 and 12-pane glazing. Coped ridge and wallhead stacks

(some later wallhead stacks in brick); slightly bellcast slate

roof.

Notes

Coronet with S (for Seafield) in both faces of tympanum possibly made of Coade stone: pottery could be an unusual alternative.

References

Howard Colven, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF BRITISH ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (1978), p.44. Martha Blythe Gerson 'A glossary of Robert Adam's neo-Classical ornament', ARCHITECTUAL HISTORY 24 (1981), pp.61-82.

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