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Latitude: 58.6454 / 58°38'43"N
Longitude: -3.2257 / 3°13'32"W
OS Eastings: 328957
OS Northings: 973703
OS Grid: ND289737
Mapcode National: GBR L5DW.932
Mapcode Global: WH6CF.FY5S
Entry Name: Castle of Mey Gate Lodge and Gate Piers
Listing Date: 28 November 1984
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332541
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1798
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness
Traditional County: Caithness
Gate Lodge; early 19th century, single storey gate lodge with
canted west gable facing drive; harled rubble with ashlar
margins. 3 Pointed-headed windows in canted gable, that
in centre with original intersecting astragals and
Centre entrance in 3-bay north elevation. Pair centre ridge
corniced stacks; slate roof.
Gate piers; pair square rubble gate piers with shallow
Property of H.M. The Queen Mother. Built by George, 4th
Earl of Caithness, and passed to his 2nd son, William, who
founded the line of Sinclair of Mey Name subsequently
changed to Barrogill Castle, but reverted to Castle of
Mey when purchased by H.M. The Queen Mother, c. 1953.
William Burn addition of 1819 largely removed during 195
alterations. Crest of H.M. The Queen Mother (carved by
Hew Lorimer, circa 1954) over 1st
floor dining room window at west.
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