Aberdeenshire HER - NO29SE0048 - GATE LODGE, BALMORAL CASTLE

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Primary ReferenceNO29SE0048
NameGATE LODGE, BALMORAL CASTLE
NRHE Card No.NO29SE27
NRHE Numlink 120819
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 51477
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Lodge, still in use, probably built by William Smith in 1858. On the 1st and 2nd edition OS maps it is named Bridge Lodge. Current OS maps show it is now named Gate Lodge, with the lodge to the north-east (NO29SE0052) now named Bridge Lodge. The two buildings shown on current maps to the rear of the lodge replace or incorporate buildings shown on the historic OS maps. It is a single-storey and attic, T-plan lodge with single storey projections, sited on a bend in road by the entrance gates (NO59SE0049). It has Scottish seventeenth century and Tudor details, and is constructed from stugged granite, with a base course, a corbel course to jettied gableheads, crowstepped gables, chamfered arrises, and timber mullions and transoms. The principal north-east elevation has a gabled elevation to the jamb at the centre, with a tripartite window at the ground-floor in an advanced corbelled panel with a stone piended roof. The attic has a square, hood-moulded cross window in the gablehead above. There is an arcaded loggia with arched (four-centred arches) of three bays in the re-entrant angle to the north, with a gablet coped and stepped parapet rising to a tablet over the centre arch. By the re-entrant angle is a two-leaf panelled door. At the outer south end of the elevation is a gabled projection, with window to the north-east, and a door and window to service the porch of a piend-roofed addition. The north-west elevation is gabled to the jamb at the centre, with a canted stone window at the ground. To the attic above is a lead-roofed with square, hoodmoulded cross window and a fleur-de-lys finial. The return elevation has an arcaded loggia at the northern end, with a timber in-fill. The southern end has a single-storey bay, rising as a screen with a corbelled parapet with two narrow, small-pane windows, shielding the lean-to porch behind. The south-east elevation is gabled with piended projections at the eastern end. It has a cross window to the east, with a corbelled stone attic window above breaking the eaves in a crowstepped dormerheaded with a shield panel. The windows are sash and case, and there are graded grey slates to the roof, gablehead stacks, and bracketed skewputts. To the rear is a cast-iron pedestrian gate. The north-east elevation is abutted to the north and south by granite quadrant walls with saddleback coping.
Last Update06/05/2021
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerNCA
Date of Compilation01/02/2017

Easting: 326096.547803231, Northing: 794861.145413386

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National Grid Reference: NO 2609 9486



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