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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: 22/02/1972


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Cullen

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 50924 65987
  • Coordinates350924, 865987


James Adam, 1767, with later additions to lodges. Pedimented

polished ashlar triumphal arch supported by fluted Roman

Ionic columns linked to flanking gate lodges by simple harled

screen walls pierced by single pedestrian entrances each side.

Central round-headed archway with corniced fluted impost

blocks, moulded arch ring and with patera in each spandrel;

entablature with festooned and swagged frieze; earl's coronet

with S in tympanum of pediment surmounted by lion rampant with

single recumbant lion on each outer edge.

Bracketted corniced pedestrian entrances with moulded and

acanthus detailed jambs.

Corniced blocking course to screen wall, raised and swagged

above pedestrian entrances.

GATES: Pair spearheaded cast-iron carriage gates with Greek key

pattern band and scallop decoration; matching single gates

close pedestrian entrances.

GATE LODGES: advanced single storey, 3-bay flanking gate

lodges, each with centre doorway on S side of linking screen

wall; each lodge with later rear additions and each with later dormerheads breaking wallhead. Harled, ashlar margins and

dressings. Deep corniced eaves band broken by later piended

dormers; 9 and 12-pane glazing. Coped ridge and wallhead stacks

(some later wallhead stacks in brick); slightly bellcast slate


Statement of Special Interest

Coronet with S (for Seafield) in both faces of tympanum

possibly made of Coade stone: pottery could be an unusual





ARCHITECTS 1600-1840 (1978), p.44. Martha Blythe Gerson

'A glossary of Robert Adam's neo-Classical ornament',

ARCHITECTUAL HISTORY 24 (1981), pp.61-82.

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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.

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