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Gordonstoun, North Drive Gates and Gatepiers

A Category B Listed Building in Heldon and Laich, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.7061 / 57°42'22"N

Longitude: -3.3727 / 3°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 318297

OS Northings: 869309

OS Grid: NJ182693

Mapcode National: GBR L81C.1RW

Mapcode Global: WH6J0.5K6R

Entry Name: Gordonstoun, North Drive Gates and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 9 November 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333127

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2243

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drainie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Parish: Drainie

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Circa 1900. 4 gatepiers and retaining walls. Square corniced
rusticated ashlar piers; caps and urns to centre pair only.
Centre carriage entrance with wide flanking pedestrian
entrances.
Re-used earlier 20th century wrought-iron gates, the
pedestrian gates being set within decorative wrought-iron
screen. Coped rubble retaining walls.

Statement of Interest

North Drive opended up during 18th century alterations of

Gordonstoun House. Ornamental gates from Charters House,

Hancocks Mount, Sunningdale, Surrey, originally made for the

owner, the late Montague Burton. Gates gifted to Gordonstoun

1962. Plaque on gate records that the gates were 'Erected by

Ian Tennant and Edward Lightowler after 20 years happy

association with the development of Gordonstoun School' circa

1975. (Sir Ian Tennant, Lord Lieutenant Of Moray; Edward

Lightowler, late Master and Master of Works, Gordonstoun).

2 pairs decorative cast-iron gates now at Altgie, Rafford

Parish, removed from Gordonstoun.

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