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Cullaloe Lodge

A Category B Listed Building in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0729 / 56°4'22"N

Longitude: -3.3094 / 3°18'33"W

OS Eastings: 318586

OS Northings: 687448

OS Grid: NT185874

Mapcode National: GBR 24.P6HB

Mapcode Global: WH6RZ.4MC9

Entry Name: Cullaloe Lodge

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334722

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3603

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdour (Fife)

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Parish: Aberdour (Fife)

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

Probably James Gillespie Graham. Earlier 19th century. Small, single storey, single bay, square-plan finely detailed classical lodge with later 19th and 20th century additions. Polished ashlar, pronounced base course, pilastered and projecting moulded eaves cornice with surmounting deep parapet to original lodge. Coursed sandstone with long and short quoins to vertical margins and window surrounds to SW elevation of later 19th century addition. Rendered to late 20th century modern extensions to rear NW.

SE (ROADSIDE) ELEVATION: slightly advanced central section with paired square and circular pilasters in antis framing recessed window to original lodge. Plain wall of later 19th century addition to left; late 19th century window inserted between the two.

NE ELEVATION: original lodge; slightly advanced central section with paired pilasters flanking blocked central entrance. Low modern extension setback to right attached to larger square-plan extension to far right; various openings.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: formerly centred window to original lodge, modern extension set flush at right side of window. Late 20th century extensions; advanced to left, setback to right; various openings.

SW ELEVATION: later symmetrical 19th century addition to far right; centred door at advanced single bay porch, flanking windows set back. Advanced late 20th century additions running to centre and left; various openings.

Modern timber doors with upper glazing. Plate glass timber sash and case windows to original lodge and late 19th century addition, modern timber windows to rest. Grey slate piended roofs to original lodge, late 19th century addition and late 20th century extensions; flat roofed to parts. Pair of polygonal corniced ashlar stacks with long cans set between original lodge and later 19th century addition, stack to right originally set at wallhead of original lodge.

Statement of Interest

NOTES: Formerly listed as Cullalo Policies South Gate-Lodge. B-group with Cullaloe Farmhouse, Cullaloe Lodge, Cullaloe Tower and Cullaloe Temple. The lodge was probably built at the same time the bold classical garden block was erected to the SE of the farmhouse, forming a suitable entrance to the aggrandised house and designed landscape surrounding. Although the lodge when built would have only consisted of 2 rooms its detailing is very fine, at some later date in the 19th century the lodge was extended doubling its size with the addition to the SW. The roadside elevation of the addition was completely blank so not as to detract from the classical appearance of the original lodge. At some further later date in the 19th century a window was inserted between the 2 buildings, the presence of the quoins to the right side of the 19th century addition suggest that the buildings were joined further back and that the recess was filled-in at some later date. In the late 20th century the lodge has been dramatically enlarged to the rear with a number of single storey extensions. The wall and gatepiers to the right of the SE elevation are modern replacements as the lodge is situated near a tight bend in the road, a number of cars in recent years have crashed into the wall and gatepiers damaging them (2002).

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