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Hopeman Lodge

A Category C Listed Building in Duffus, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.71 / 57°42'36"N

Longitude: -3.4248 / 3°25'29"W

OS Eastings: 315201

OS Northings: 869805

OS Grid: NJ152698

Mapcode National: GBR K8XB.V6R

Mapcode Global: WH6HZ.CGCS

Entry Name: Hopeman Lodge

Listing Date: 26 January 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333210

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2312

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Duffus

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Parish: Duffus

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

2-storey, 5-bay S facing house of 3 distinct builds. Circa

1810, simple single storey, 3-bay house with set-back wings;

rear extension comprising coach house and raised ground floor

drawing and dining rooms, William Robertson, circa 1830;

re-modelled and raised to 2 storeys (over raised basement)

with advanced flanking wings, R B Pratt, 1911-12. Harled,

tooled and polished ashlar margins.

5-bay front with outer bays advanced as wings. Centre

entrance masked by 1911-12 porch approached by flight of

steps, round-headed doorway with radial fanlight, open

pedimented and pilastered detailing to doorpiece.

Centre 1st floor tripartite (1911-12) with lights divided

by Doric columns; upper fenestration linked by continuous

lintel-eaves band.

Symmetrical 3-bay rear fenestration, the wide former carriage

house entrance having been blocked 1911-12 and plaque with

Gordon-Duff motto inserted in centre of raised ground floor. 2-pane glazing.

Paired coped ridge stacks; shallow piended slate roofs.

Service court extends at east enclosed by coped wall.

INTERIOR: now holiday flats. Circa 1840 white marble

chimneypiece with cusped detailing in rear sitting room.

Statement of Interest

Hopeman Lodge was built by William Young of Burghead and

Inverugie during his ownership of Hopeman 1803-17. The

property was sold in 1817 to William Stewart, and again

in 1837 to Admiral Duff of Drummuir, in whose family it

remained until circa 1970. The extensive 1911-12 alterations

were effected by Thomas Gordon-Duff of Drummuir, when the

former rear lower ground floor carriage house was converted

to service quarters, and the side wings advanced to form

U-plan frontage.

Gordon-Duff motto inscribed on plaque at rear reads:

'Kind hearts be true

And ye shall never rue.'

Change of category B to C(S), 25.4.89

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