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Castle of Mey Gate Lodge and Gate Piers

A Category B Listed Building in Canisbay, Highland

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332541

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1798

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Canisbay

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wick and East Caithness

Traditional County: Caithness

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Description

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
multi-pane glazing.
Centre entrance in 3-bay north elevation. Pair centre ridge
corniced stacks; slate roof.
Gate piers; pair square rubble gate piers with shallow
pyramidal caps.

Statement of Interest

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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