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Round Square, Gordonstoun House

A Category A Listed Building in Heldon and Laich, Moray

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Latitude: 57.7022 / 57°42'7"N

Longitude: -3.3712 / 3°22'16"W

OS Eastings: 318374

OS Northings: 868867

OS Grid: NJ183688

Mapcode National: GBR L81C.GDJ

Mapcode Global: WH6J0.5NXS

Plus Code: 9C9RPJ2H+VG

Entry Name: Round Square, Gordonstoun House

Listing Name: Gordonstoun, Round Square

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333128

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2244

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Drainie

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Parish: Drainie

Traditional County: Morayshire

Tagged with: Secondary school Boarding school

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Late 17th century. Mains farm, circular in plan around centre
court; rubble, ashlar dressings. Mainly 2-storey and loft,
though originally alternating four 2-storey with 4 single
storey blocks, all with lofts. Segmental headed entrance in
centre of N block, flanked by 4 similar arches to exterior,
now blocked, and 2 to interior, 5 small bipartites at 1st
floor of exterior above entrance, 3 similar in inner face.
Irregular fenestration; small windows in 1st floor; some
inserted windows; diminutive swept dormers; 4- and 12-pane
Corniced stacks; crowstepped gables; stone slate roof; stone
ridge; irregular roof heights. 3 exterior stairs provide
access to 1st floor.

Statement of Interest

Believed to have been built by Sir Robert Gordon 3rd Baronet,

1647-1704. Similar and contemporary "half round" at Dallas

Lodge, Moray, also property of Gordons of Gordonstoun in

late 17th century. Roof slates probably from quarries at

Dallas. Stable floor tiles re-used to pave forecourt.

Now serves residential, library and classroom requirements of Gordonstoun School.

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