Aberdeenshire HER - NO29SE0052 - BRIDGE LODGE, BALMORAL CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNO29SE0052
NameBRIDGE LODGE, BALMORAL CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NO29SE28
NRHE Numlink 120820
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 51463
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Former hospital and police barracks, now in use as a lodge and also seasonally remains in police use. It was built in 1870-1871 with later additions. It inherited the name Bridge Lodge from the building to the south-west (NO29SE0048), now named Gate Lodge, and it is also known as Police Cottage. On the 2nd edition OS map it is depicted as a sanatorium. It is a U-plan, single-storey, double cottage, built from squared and coursed granite with a base course, stugged dressings and crowstepped gables. The south cottage is a L-plan, and has a five-bay south elevation. The three bays to the west of the south elevation have a gabled, buttress flanked stone porch with a Tudor-arched entrance, and stop-chamfered reveals. There is a blank panel in the gablehead and scroll-bracketed skewputts and finial. Narrow windows flank the porch and are on the return elevations. The two bays to the east are gabled with a raised chimneybreast dividing. There is a door to the west, part-glazed with a two-pane fanlight, and a window to the east. The return to the west is gabled with a window in an advanced stone panel with a stone, piended roof, and fleur-de-lys stone finial. The west cottage is three-bay and set at right angles with the south cottage. It has a gabled, stoned porch at the centre, stop-chamfered arrises and reveals, a panelled door and fanlight to a Tudor-arched doorway, a shield panel in the gablehead, scroll-bracketed skewputts, a finial stump and narrow windows on the returns. Flanking the porch are windows, and the gabled return elevation to the north has a raised chimneybreast at the centre with a window to the north. There are projecting bays to the rear. A circa 1990, single-storey, L-plan imitation granite concrete block addition continues north-west from the rear wing of the south cottage, and there is a lean-to porch in-fill between cottages. The grey slate roof has clay and lead ridge coping and coped gablehead stacks. The building is part of the entrance ensemble to Balmoral Castle (NO29NE0023).
Last Update07/03/2018
Updated Bynackerman
CompilerNCA
Date of Compilation01/02/2017

Easting: 326128.652825828, Northing: 794921.22547213

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National Grid Reference: NO 2612 9492



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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
COTTAGES  A100
HOSPITALS  B100
BARRACKSPOLICE C100
SANATORIUMS  D100