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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 25/04/1989


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Rafford

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 2084 54556
  • Coordinates302084, 854556


Earlier 19th century. Single storey, S facing gate lodge with

3-bay frontage to driveway. Harled, ashlar margins,

contrasting painted ashlar dressings. Centre hoodmoulded

pointed-headed doorway under projecting semi-circular canopy

swept from roof supported by pair of octagonal columns with

flared facetted capitals. Flanking hoodmoulded 3-light

windows with pointed-headed lights and Y-tracery glazing to

upper sash.

2-bay W elevation includes later additional bay, each fronted

by projecting canted window with metal horizontal glazing.

Centre pair diagonally set ridge coped ashlar stacks; piended

slate roof with projecting eaves.

Modern flat roofed extension at NE.

GATES: probably circa 1900. Ornate pair wrought-iron (reused)

carriage gates with shaped and intricately decorated upper

part, hung on pair of simple circa 1950 square harled


Statement of Special Interest

Gates similar to the pair at Manachie Lodge brought from

Gordonstoun to Altyre circa 1950 (Gordonstoun previously

belonged to the Gordon Cumming family). They are of good

quality workmanship and design; they either date from the

18th century (extensions and alterations of mansion house)

or, more likely, from the early 20th century, reproducing

18th century design, and installed during the time of Sir

William and Lady (Florence) Gordon Cumming, who carried out

much new building at Gordonstoun as at Altyre.



Information by courtesy Altyre Estate.

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Listed Buildings

We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest and these are selected according to criteria published in the, Annex 2, pp74-76.

The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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