The Stables, Brodie Castle - Forres, Moray

The stable block at Brodie Castle is a Category B Listed building and probably dates from the 18th century, with 19th century alterations. It comprises a single storey, cruciform gate lodge with 3-bay stable entrances in rubble construction with ashlar dressings. A key feature is the two large circular windows designed as ‘pitching eyes’ to allow the passage of hay trusses from the wagon via a pitch fork.

Scope of Work

Completed works: gable abutments.

Pictured: Completed works: gable abutments.

LTM were contracted by the National Trust for Scotland as principal contractors to consolidate this historic building. Works included: selective repointing in lime mortar with cherry cocked finish, consolidation of the clay mortar sections of the gable, construction of drystone buttresses to support and protect the walling and the construction of a rammed earth clay floor to form a compatible, hard-wearing surface.

This design solution provided a suitable flooring system that was both compatible and pragmatic, illustrating the potential of combining natural materials with modern technology for building conservation.

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Brodie Castle Stables: completed works.


The Stables, Brodie Castle - Forres, Moray

Area of Expertise

Cottages and Steadings

Craft Skills & Solutions

  • Masonory Consolidation Stabilisation


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Sandie Gracie

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