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ABERLOUR HOUSE, WEST LODGE, GATEPIERS AND GATES (Ref:2353)

This building is in the Moray Council and the Aberlour Parish. It is a category A building and was listed on 09/11/1987.

Group Items: N/A, Group Cat: N/A, Map Ref: NJ 274 435.

Description

LODGE: A and W Reid, 1856. Italianate gabled W facing gate

lodge; 2 storeys with asymmetrical 3-bay entrance front.

Harled with tooled and polished ashlar dressings and margins.

Gabled pilastered entrance in outer single storey bay (SW)

with canted single storey balustraded window at left in

centre of 2-storey block; round-headed bipartite with blocked

imposts in 1st floor above. 3-stage tower at NW angle with

giant angle pilaster strips defined by ashlar margins meeting

at round-headed keystoned 3rd floor arched windows in each

face. Corniced lancets light ground and 1st floors; shallow

pyramidal slate roof with apex finial and bracketted eaves.

Further rectangular projecting window with similar detailing

as at front within re-entrant angle of tower (facing N to

road).

Lying-pane glazing; coped wallhead stack; slate roofs with

projecting eaves.

GATEPIERS AND GATES: late 19th century; pair tall rusticated

ashlar piers; egg and dart detailing to base of cornice;

attenuated swagged finials with fluted urn bases.

Pair ornate cast and wrought-iron carriage gates. Flanking

cast-iron spearhead railings incorporating pedestrian

entrance with decorative overthrow; simple terminal pier at

W.

Notes

References

ELGIN COURIER, October 10, 17, 24, 1856. Advertisements for tenders.

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