Survey Data

Reg No

32400203


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural Artistic


Original Use

Gate lodge


In Use As

Gate lodge


Date

1875 - 1885


Coordinates

170439, 356684


Date Recorded

30/08/2004


Date Updated

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Description

Detached multi-bay two-storey stone gatelodge, built c. 1880. Square tower to south-east, single-pitched roofed extension c. 2000 to rear, single-pitched porch in angle between tower and east elevation, two-stage tower with steeply-pitched pyramidal roof to north-west. Pitched slate roofs, clay ridge tiles to main building, lead capped ridges to tower, ashlar rock-faced stone corbelled chimneystack with chamfered cap and yellow clay pots, painted carved decorative timber bargeboards, moulded timber and wrought-iron finials, profiled extruded aluminium gutters on exposed painted timber rafter ends. Roughly-squared rubble limestone walling, dressed ashlar quoins, chamfered ashlar limestone plinth. Square-headed window openings, ashlar limestone chamfered reveals, flush sills, stone lintels, varnished one-over-one timber sash windows. Square-headed door opening, ashlar limestone dressings, stop-chamfered reveals, chamfered lintel on splayed corbels, varnished timber door with six moulded panels. Located to north of gatescreen with central carriage entrance flanked by pedestrian openings, drive leading to Classiebawn Castle, dry stone boundary walls, ashlar stone gate piers with flush canted caps, steel gates.

Appraisal

This delightful gate lodge with miniature tower echoes the Scottish Baronial style of the main house. It has good-quality stonework and extravagantly-modelled bargeboards combining to create a harmonious whole with the adjacent estate entrance gatescreen. The modern lean-to extension to the rear has been carefully considered and executed.