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Craigston Castle, South Lodge with Entrance Gates, Gatepiers and Railings

A Category C Listed Building in Turriff, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5837 / 57°35'1"N

Longitude: -2.4073 / 2°24'26"W

OS Eastings: 375742

OS Northings: 854919

OS Grid: NJ757549

Mapcode National: GBR N8DP.5W7

Mapcode Global: WH8M9.ZNT4

Entry Name: Craigston Castle, South Lodge with Entrance Gates, Gatepiers and Railings

Listing Date: 21 August 2003

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396927

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49407

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Turriff

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Troup

Parish: Turriff

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

Dated 1885. 2-storey, L-plan Baronial gate lodge. Local rubble red sandstone, tooled with ashlar dressings and hoodmoulds of similar material. Entrance porch in re-entrant angle; buttressed with round-arched openings and parapet. Canted window in S gable facing driveway with inscribed memorial plaque below and carved armorial in gable above, carved heraldic lion finial to apex. Plate glass and 4-pane timber sash and case window. Mock square angle bartizans; capped crowsteps; crenellated detailing to corniced chimney stacks; slate roofs.

Entrance gates, gatepiers and railings: 1885. Panelled banding and ball-finialled pyramidal caps on billetted cornice to gatepiers of red tooled sandstone, flanking decorative cast-iron carriage and single outer pedestrian gates. Decorative cast-iron railings.

Statement of Interest

Inscribed plaque on South Lodge reads 'This Lodge and gateway were built in 1885 and the new approach to the Castle of Craigston laid out at the same time in pursuance of the wishes of the late Mrs Isabelle Pollard Urquhart of Craigston'. It appears that this scheme had been long planned by Mrs Urquhart, who inherited the property from her father in 1847, but was never realised during her lifetime.

Craigston Castle is listed in King Edward Parish, with Dovecote, Home Farm and Bridges.

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