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Gordon Castle Gardens, Lakeside House

A Category A Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.618 / 57°37'4"N

Longitude: -3.0946 / 3°5'40"W

OS Eastings: 334711

OS Northings: 859197

OS Grid: NJ347591

Mapcode National: GBR L8QL.946

Mapcode Global: WH6JJ.FSMB

Entry Name: Gordon Castle Gardens, Lakeside House

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332313

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1628

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Bellie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Possibly John Paterson, architect, Edinburgh, 1800-01.

2-storey garden pavillion/tea house built to abut walled

garden, the garden wall continuous with S elevation of house,

against the ground floor of which was a former glazed vinery/conservatory, and into which the house opened.

Substantial later lean-to 2-storey rear addition; later

single storey lean-to wings flank house.

House is (Banffshire) slate hung at 1st floor level replaced

on S front by painted (?metal) material giving impression of tile-hanging. Harled and rendered additions and alterations.

Present entrance in re-entrant angle at rear. Bowed French

window forms centre entrance to 3-bay S garden front with

flanking windows, one half blocked. 1st floor lit by wide

centre bowed window with blind outer lights, aprons, fluted

jambs and frieze with lozenge ornament, Venetian window

lights W 1st floor elevation, 2 round-headed windows light E.

Multi-pane glazing. Mutule cornice encircles building which

has rear centre wallhead stack and flat roof.

INTERIOR: floor plan of original house is of single circular

chamber within cube on both floors, the upper floor

approached by curved cantilevered ataircase at E with slender

balusters and carved decoration to outer face of stairs.

Small rectangular rooms open off main centre chambers at

ground and 1st floor level. Circular rooms have beaded

panelled window shutters, panelled dados and doors, carved

wooden chimneypieces with fluted engaged columns each side,

decorative ceiling cornices. Carved trellis-like

ornamentation decorates curved wall of small 1st floor room

at W.

Statement of Interest

Estate plan of 1808 reveals Lakeside House fronted by narrow

rectangular building, presumably the conservatory, and by

un-walled garden. Accounts survive for trellis and other wall

papers from London for 'room behind conservatory', 1801.

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88.

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