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Balmoral Castle, Entrance Gates, Gatepiers, Quadrant Walls and Lamp Standards

A Category C Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0391 / 57°2'20"N

Longitude: -3.2194 / 3°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 326100

OS Northings: 794886

OS Grid: NO261948

Mapcode National: GBR W7.BFS1

Mapcode Global: WH6MC.JB5L

Entry Name: Balmoral Castle, Entrance Gates, Gatepiers, Quadrant Walls and Lamp Standards

Listing Date: 12 March 2010

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400405

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51473

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Crathie And Braemar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

William Smith, 1858, gates dated 1919. Granite gatepiers with stop-chamfered arrises, cornices and ball finials, flanked by low quadrant walls of squared granite with rounded coping. Decorative wrought-iron 2-leaf carriage gates, gilded finials, cast by Waverley Foundry, stamped at intervals Waverley Best with dividing crown insignia, and featuring circular panels bearing ciphers 'GVR' and 'MR'.

Pair of lamp standards by Macfarlane and Company, Glasgow, sited within gates, flanking drive; moulded shafts with decorative brackets and ball finialled lanterns capped in copper and with scalloped copper apron.

Statement of Interest

B Group with War Memorial, Entrance Gates, Gate Lodge and Bridge Lodge.

Grouped with Bridge and Gate Lodges. Demarking the principal entrance to the castle.

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