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Lodge, Cathay House

A Category B Listed Building in Forres, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6017 / 57°36'6"N

Longitude: -3.5768 / 3°34'36"W

OS Eastings: 305862

OS Northings: 857951

OS Grid: NJ058579

Mapcode National: GBR K8JM.Q88

Mapcode Global: WH5HC.1608

Plus Code: 9C9RJC2F+M7

Entry Name: Lodge, Cathay House

Listing Name: Cathay House, Gate Lodge and Gatepiers

Listing Date: 25 April 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 340876

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB8688

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Forres

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Forres

Parish: Forres

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

GATE LODGE: George Simpson, architect, 1887-8. Single storey lodge wirh S and E facing crowstepped gabled bays clasping centre drum tower porch. Bullfaced rubble, contrasting tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Recessed entrance in porch with shaped and moulded detailing to surrounds; double leaf panelled door; deep ashlar eaves band to tower with corbelled cornice and conical fish scale slated roof. Triangular canted window projects from centre of S facing gable; bipartite in centre of E gable; 2-pane glazing. Gable apex finials; slate roof with decorative red tile ridge.

GATEPIERS: curved planned, with central entrance flanked by circular bullfaced rubble piers, each with facetted cornices decorated with ball ornamentation and facetted pyramidal caps. Piers linked to similar end piers by low coped bullfaced quadrants with cast-iron railings. Pair of later cast-iron carriage gates.

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