Survey Data

Reg No

16404002


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

Gate lodge


In Use As

House


Date

1885 - 1890


Coordinates

319583, 176684


Date Recorded

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Date Updated

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Description

Detached two-bay one and a half-storey former gate lodge, built c.1888, now in use as a house. The building is constructed in random rubble granite with ashlar granite dressings. The structure incorporates a small round tower, a bartizan and a splayed gabled dormer window. It is joined to a semi-circular arched gate with crow-stepped parapet. Window and door openings are flat-headed. The entrance is to the ground floor of the tower and consists of a timber door with studs and strap hinges. The windows have lattice-paned timber frames; some windows have stone mullions. The mainly pitched roof is finished with natural slate and has cast-iron rainwater goods and a stone chimneystack. The building is slightly set back from the road.

Appraisal

A picturesque somewhat romantic late 19th century gate lodge which adds much to the local heritage. Valuable in its own right it also has a group value with the main house, Kilcarra.