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Latitude: 57.6214 / 57°37'16"N
Longitude: -3.0569 / 3°3'24"W
OS Eastings: 336969
OS Northings: 859536
OS Grid: NJ369595
Mapcode National: GBR L8TL.2DJ
Mapcode Global: WH7KP.0PMR
Plus Code: 9C9RJWCV+G7
Entry Name: Swiss Cottage, Gordon Castle
Listing Name: Swiss Cottage
Listing Date: 26 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332320
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1635
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde
Traditional County: Banffshire
Mid 19th century. 2-storey, wide single bay red painted rectangular weatherboarded timber cottage in Alpine style. Entrance at rear; NE gable projects, supported by square wooden posts carried up through jettied gable frontage incorporated in framework. Flat balustered balcony supported on brackets continuous at 1st floor long elevations and SW gable. Single 2-light multi-pane glazed windows with wooden
shutters in each elevation in either ground or 1st floor; red tiled roof and ridge with deep eaves supported by shaped wooden brackets; tooled ashlar coped ridge stack. Carved detailing, mainly geometric forms and billet-moulding, decorates return gables.
Formerly part of Gordon Castle estate, flanking one of the (disused) entrance drives. Appears on 1st ed. OS, 1870. Unusual building, the only other example of 'Swiss cottage' in Moray is associated with Ballindalloch Castle. Upgraded, Category B to A, June 1996.
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