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Old Cullen, House, Gatepiers and Gates

A Category B Listed Building in Cullen, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6849 / 57°41'5"N

Longitude: -2.8272 / 2°49'37"W

OS Eastings: 350774

OS Northings: 866416

OS Grid: NJ507664

Mapcode National: GBR M8CD.ZJ3

Mapcode Global: WH7KL.J3YJ

Entry Name: Old Cullen, House, Gatepiers and Gates

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333097

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2215

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cullen

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Keith and Cullen

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

2-storey, symmetrically fronted house of various builds with
18th and early 19th century core. Harled, ashlar margins
(mainly white painted).
6-bay U-plan E frontage (raised from single storey circa 1900,
probably John Fowlie, architect). Centre entrance masked by
single storey pedimented and pilastered porch (in style of
William Robertson, 1825-30). Panelled door in porch, narrow
windows in centre recessed bays. Rear of house flanked by
projecting wings; additional single storey wing extends
at W. 8- and 12-pane glazing. Coped and margined ridge and
wallhead stacks; slate roofs (mainly piended).
GATEPIERS: probably early 19th century and probably by Fraser's
of Banff. Pair re-used open trellis cast-iron gatepiers with
small apex urn finials. Pair matching spearhead carriage
gates.

Statement of Interest

The core of this house is the only surviving dwelling

from the town of Old Cullen, all the rest of which was

demolished after the construction of the 'New Town', circa

1821. It was the home of John Fraser, cashier and afterwards commissioner to Earl of Seafield, 1811-58.

2 circa 1900 photographs of Old Cullen show a single storey

U-plan frontage fronting 2-storey and attic house. This

frontage is in the style of William Robertson of Elgin,

who made many such additions (see Rathven Parish, Bruntown

and Tochieneal). The present 2-storey frontage has been

designed in sympathy with that of the early 19th century

and could easily be mistaken as of that date. John Fowlie

was architect to Seafield estates and probably designed the

heightening of the house; he designed the additional bays

to the Cullen Town Hall, also William Robertson and also in

sympathy with the earlier building. Cast-iron gatepiers and

gates formerly at Woodside gate lodge (Ratheven Parish) which

was demolished circa 1980.

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