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West Lodge, Skibo Castle

A Category B Listed Building in East Sutherland and Edderton, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.8719 / 57°52'18"N

Longitude: -4.1743 / 4°10'27"W

OS Eastings: 271131

OS Northings: 889013

OS Grid: NH711890

Mapcode National: GBR J72X.LMS

Mapcode Global: WH4DK.VDFN

Plus Code: 9C9QVRCG+Q7

Entry Name: West Lodge, Skibo Castle

Listing Name: Skibo Castle, Principal Gate Lodge and Entrance Gates and Piers

Listing Date: 7 March 1984

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330483

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB280

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Creich (Highland)

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: East Sutherland and Edderton

Parish: Creich (Highland)

Traditional County: Sutherland

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Description

Probably Ross and Macbeth, circa 1900. Gate Lodge; Scottish Baronial, mainly 2-storey, L-plan with single bay to each arm on inner face. Bullfaced rubble, ashlar dressings. Circular corbelled and crenellated stair tower rising 1 stage above roofline in re-entrant angle, with

flanking south facing main door, moulded jambs, drip mould and ornamental plank door. Single storey gabled east wing with bipartite in south gable; corbelled and crenellated wallhead to flat roofed main portion.

Bipartites with either 2-pane or decorative leaded glazing; slit windows to stair tower; carved stone eagle to gable apex; ridge and end stacks; slate roof.

Gate piers and gates; 2 pairs circular ashlar gate piers, heavily banded with alternating polished and rock faced masonry; corbelled and crenellated caps; matching end piers linked by low coped retaining wall.

Ornate cast-and wrought-iron pair carriage gates, with matching flanking pedestrian Gates. Some gilded decoration; matching spearhead railings with similar detailing on quadrant walls.

Statement of Interest

Skibo Castle in Dornoch Parish. Purchased by Andrew Carnegie around 1898, and castle and estate subsequently enlarged (Alexander) Ross and Macbeth, architects.

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