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Castle Grant, East Lodge. Railway Bridge over A939 Road and Entrance Arch to Drive.

A Category A Listed Building in Badenoch and Strathspey, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.352 / 57°21'7"N

Longitude: -3.6089 / 3°36'31"W

OS Eastings: 303289

OS Northings: 830205

OS Grid: NJ032302

Mapcode National: GBR K9G9.1L3

Mapcode Global: WH5JH.JGPP

Entry Name: Castle Grant, East Lodge. Railway Bridge over A939 Road and Entrance Arch to Drive.

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330590

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB349

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Badenoch and Strathspey

Parish: Cromdale, Inverallan And Advie

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

East Lodge, Bridge and entrance arch 1863-4.
Baronial gate lodge of 2 storeys over raised casement with
projecting wing at S forming T-plan. Drum tower projects at
NW abutting railway track. Rubble, tooled ashlar dressings.
Entrance from railway track through moulded doorway in drum
tower; also via forestair masked by quadrant wall in S gable
of wing.
Pair windows break wallhead to N under crowstepped gablets;
similar fenestration at S flanking small stair turret
corbelled out at 1st floor. Continuous string course links
cills and hoodmoulds at 1st floor. Small dormer in drum tower
fishscale slating to bellcast conical roof terminating
with cast-iron weathervane.
8-pane glazing; crowstepped gables; coped end stacks; slate
roofs. Railway bridge: 1863-4, single span coursed rubble
railway bridge with tooled ashlar dressings. Ashlar skewed
arch ring; crenellated balustrade round terminal end buttress
piers with shallow circular caps; similar end piers.
Entrance arch: tall round-headed tooled ashlar granite
archway with shaped wallhead with flanking dummy crenellated
bartizans corbelled out each side. Centre coat of arms;
arch blinked to lodge by coped wall with doorway; further
length similar walling at S.

Statement of Interest

Inverness and Perth Junction Railway routed via Forres to

Inverness in 1863-4. Lodge served as private railway station

to Castle Grant and erected by the railway company "in

acknowledgement of the great facilities given by the

Earl of Seafield in the formation of the railway through his

estates." Formerly known as North Lodge.

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