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Mar Lodge Estate, Lodge at Victoria Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9881 / 56°59'17"N

Longitude: -3.4789 / 3°28'44"W

OS Eastings: 310228

OS Northings: 789522

OS Grid: NO102895

Mapcode National: GBR KBS7.T85

Mapcode Global: WH5L9.JML5

Entry Name: Mar Lodge Estate, Lodge at Victoria Bridge

Listing Date: 19 December 1974

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333973

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2999

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Crathie And Braemar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Early 19th century. Single storey 3-bay small square-plan classical Gate Lodge. Pink granite ashlar. Eaves cornice. Large advanced pedimented distyle Doric portico with steps to right angles. 6-panel timber door with simple rectangular fanlight above. Flanking windows set in segmental arched keystoned recesses (now painted harl).

Timber sash and case windows with 12 pane over 2-pane and 2-pane over 2-pane. Piended slate roof; coped central stack.

INTERIOR: admission not possible at time of visit (December 2005)

Statement of Interest

A tiny carefully proportioned and detailed classical lodge with an impressive portico. The classical detailing of the portico is a display of grandeur to impress the visitor on their approach to the main house. This lodge was linked to the first Mar Lodge, located across the Dee, which was reached by a river crossing at this point. Thus the Lodge was the first building the visitor would see, explaining its uniquely grand appearance. Formerly a later addition abutted to the rear but this has been removed and the rear wall rebuilt and reharled, thus the building retains its original footprint.

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