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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: A
  • Date Added: 26/01/1971


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Bellie

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 34822 58744
  • Coordinates334822, 858744


Probably Archibald Simpson, 1826-30. 2-storey octagonal gate

lodge with stair projection at rear and single storey

projecting wing at NW. Finely tooled ashlar throughout.

Boldly projecting pedimented porch to round-headed entrance

at S, later double-leaf panelled doors.

Projecting single storey bay at NE (facing driveway) with

eaves band and shallow gabled roof. Long ground-floor

corniced windows; small 1st floor fenestration; lying-pane

glazing; blind windows in rear wing.

Renewed (in brick) rear wallhead stack; shallow piended slate

roofs with deep bracketted eaves.

Rubble wall screens garden from road to W of house.

Statement of Special Interest

East Lodge no longer the property of Gordon Castle.

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88



Undated drawings, Scottish Record Office RHP2392 in style of

Archibald Simpson who is known to have been working for the

Duke of Gordon at Gordon Castle after fire of 1827 and at

Boghead (Gordon Castle Farm) in 1829. Lodge not shown on plan

of Fochabers of 1825 (RHP13300).

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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.

Enquiries relating to works to listed buildings should be made to the local authority in the first instance. Listed building consent is required for works which a local authority considers will affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest and local authorities also decide if listed building consent is required.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The local authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see

Legislation introduced on 1 October 2015 allows us to state that: an object or structure fixed to the listed building; any object or structure within the curtilage of the listed building; and, any part or feature of the listed building that is not of architectural or historic interest may be excluded from a listing. If part of your building is not listed under the new legislation, the part will be excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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