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Mauldslie West Lodge, Gateway and Gates

A Category A Listed Building in Dalserf, South Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.7307 / 55°43'50"N

Longitude: -3.9072 / 3°54'25"W

OS Eastings: 280328

OS Northings: 650238

OS Grid: NS803502

Mapcode National: GBR 1245.WJ

Mapcode Global: WH4R4.Y7L3

Entry Name: Mauldslie West Lodge, Gateway and Gates

Listing Date: 12 January 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 391936

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB45125

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dalserf

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Larkhall

Parish: Dalserf

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Probably David Bryce, dated 1861. 2-storey with raised basement to rear, asymmetrical 3-bay gothic detailed lodge with crowstepped gables (gabled bay to outer left later) and 3-light bowed window to right; integrated gateway with square-plan, machicolation tower to left and corbelled circular-plan angle tower to right; adjoining bridge listed separately. Polished cream sandstone ashlar (stugged sandstone to addition) with polished dressings. Base course; stepped string course, continuous as hood mould over door and window to right; stepped hood-moulds over gateway openings; cornice to each tower flanking gateway; roll-moulded surrounds to openings (plain to addition) with aproned cills.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: architraved replacement part-glazed timber panelled door at ground in recessed bay to centre. 2 windows closely disposed at each floor in gabled addition to outer left. Bow window with single window and ball finial to gablehead above in bay to right.

Moulded, corbelled round-arched gateway to outer right; deeply carved armorial plaque with seated dog above shield and inscription 'AYE READY' and rope twist border below curvilinear parapet between flanking towers. Window at ground with shouldered surround to tower to left; round-arched opening (blocked) to S; machicolated parapet above. Machicolated corbel and gun loops below blocked narrow window to W and S of circular tower to right; conical roof and ball finial.

E (REAR) ELEVATION: replacement boarded door at basement in recessed bay to centre; window above. 2 windows, closely disposed, at each floor in gabled bay to outer left. Corbelled 3-light bow/oriel? window at ground in bay to left of centre; window and gablehead stack above. Shouldered doorway (blocked) at ground to square tower; strapwork initials, 'JH' above; narrow stair window above; corbelled angle tower with slit window to NW to NW; conical roof and ball finial. Similar treatment to gateway with deeply carved shield and date panel to parapet. Round-arched cast-iron double gates.

Small-pane timber-framed hopper windows. Grey slate roof; slate to corbelled angle towers; ashlar coped stacks; replacement uPVC rainwater goods.

Statement of Interest

Built for James Hogier of Newlands, it acted as a lodge with private bridge to Mauldslie Castle which lay over the river to the east. The castle, built by the 5th Earl of Hyndford to plans by Robert Adam in 1792-93, was demolished in 1935. The seated dog motif, together with inscription can also be found in the garden of 'Marna', another lodge to the castle, to the south, (see separate list description). The stables to the former Mauldslie Castle survive and lie to the east in Carluke Parish.

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