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Latitude: 57.6045 / 57°36'16"N
Longitude: -3.5863 / 3°35'10"W
OS Eastings: 305302
OS Northings: 858273
OS Grid: NJ053582
Mapcode National: GBR K8HM.KWT
Mapcode Global: WH5HB.W4D4
Plus Code: 9C9RJC37+QF
Entry Name: Walled Garden, Newbold House, St Leonard's Road, Forres
Listing Name: Newbold House, Conservatory and Walled Garden
Listing Date: 23 January 1989
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 373041
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB31727
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Forres
Traditional County: Morayshire
Peter Fulton, architect, Forres, dated 1893. Asymmetrical
gabled house with baronial details; 2-storeys with 3-bay W
entrance front and S facing garden elevation. Bullfaced
rubble, tooled and polished ashlar dressings. Substantial
conservatory abuts E gable.
Advanced and gabled centre bay at W with slightly projecting
square porch; segmental-headed entrance flanked by squat
engaged cluster columns with stiff leaft capitals;
crenellated wallhead with monogrammed plaque inset above
doorway; recessed panelled double leaf doors with wide side
S elevation with projecting ground floor rectangular window
at SW, also with crenellated wallhead; advanced SE gable
fronted by 2-storey projecting bowed windows with bowed
piended stone slab roof and blocked eaves cornice; gablets
break wallhead above 1st floor windows, some with attic
fenestration, others with decorative detailing, all with
carved stone finials. Mullioned and transomed windows with
single-pane plat glass glazing. Coped ridge and wallhead
stacks; slate roofs.
CONSERVATORY: large rectangular aisled conservatory abuts W
gable; projecting centre porch; interior supported by slender
cast-iron cluster columns, centre aisle roof raised,
decorative cast-iron angle braces. Linked to house by doorway
from dining room.
INTERIOR: spacious panelled entrance/stairhall with wooden
cantilivered staircase with panelled dado, turned balusters
and newel posts.
DRAWING ROOM: high white painted panelled dado, wooden
chimneypiece with paired reeded pilasters supporting
mantelshelf, original brass chimneyhood with Art Nouveau
relief decoration, cast-iron grate and tiled slips and front.
DINING ROOM: high wooden panelled dado, all dark wood;
substantial chimneypiece of similar material incorporating
squat Ionic columns and oval bevelled mirror.
WALLED GARDEN: substantial rubble walled garden at rear with
tooled cope. Large greenhouse with decorative ridge
brattishing and abutting boiler house with tall brick
Newbold House was built by Colonel John Woodcock. He
inherited the estate of his uncle, John Little of Newbold
Pacey, Warwickshire. Colonel Woodcock was connected with
Forres through his wife's sister, Mrs Macleod of Dalvey.
Colonel Woodcock died in 1919 and his wife, Joanna Margaret,
in 1932, after which the house passed out of the family.
Though dated 1893 the house was probably constructed circa
1900 (it appears, with conservatory on 2nd ed OS 1905). In
1893 the architects Ross and Macbeth of Inverness advertised
for tenders for building Newbold House. However, this plan
does not appear to have materialised, for papers in the
Leask Collection (Leask and Davidson, solicitors who acted
for Col Woodcock, DBA A37/583) include a building contract
dated 1900 referring to plans, elevations, sections and other
detailed drawings and specifications... prepared by Peter
Fulton, Architect, Forres'.
Similar internal detailing at Dalvey (addition also by Peter
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