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COLSTOUN HOUSE, STABLES AND DOVECOTLB10817

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Haddington
NGR
NT 51496 71028
Coordinates
351496, 671028

Description

Single storey stable and coach house with loft, early 19th century (?Patrick Brown, architect, 1808?) in classical style, adjoins later 19th century dwellings of 2-storeys, attached to cylindrical dovecot of 18th century.

STABLE/COACH BLOCK: random rubble, harl pointing, with raised dressed margins. S elevation with 2 central arched doorways, 2-leaf boarded doors, keystones and impost blocks; stable to N with central doorway, plain-boarded, with window over, flanked by 2 windows; workshop to S with 2-leaf glazed door, dormerheaded glazed door above to loft, accessed by timber forestair. N elevation symmetrical, 5-bay, base and eaves courses, rusticated quoins; central bay advanced and pedimented with infilled arch, rusticated quoins, voussoirs and keystone, louvred oculus above; flanked to S by 2 windows, flanked to N by infilled door and window. N gable also with base and eaves course, central blind window with dummy stone transom; S gable with single storey garage outshot.

Windows originally small-pane. Roof piended, graded grey slates, with 2 pointed, louvred vents in ridge. 1 small later brick chimney to N roofslope.

STABLES HOUSES: grey harl, ashlar dressings. 3(?) dwellings, 7-bay, roughly symmetrical. N elevation with 2 doors, 4-panelled with letterbox fanlight, flanking central bipartite windows, flanked in turn to E by bipartite window and single window, to W by bipartite window and 2 single windows. 1st floor with 3 gabled dormers breaking eaves. S elevation with 1 door, 4-panelled with letterbox fanlight, and 5 windows to ground floor, 6 gabled dormers above breaking eaves, also

2 stair windows. Single small window to W gable.

Fenestration timber sash and case, 4-pane. Roof piended, grey slate, projecting eaves. 2 large skylights in N roofslope, 3 harled stacks to S elevation, plain cans.

DOVECOT: harled rubble, with red sandstone dressings and band/rat course. Tall and cylindrical. Boarded door to S elevation. A lighting opening in upper part with 5 entrance holes. Conical roof in grey Scotch slate, projecting eaves, with decorative timber cap, entrance holes and weathervane.

Statement of Special Interest

The dovecot was originally freestanding and was absorbed into later buildings.

References

Bibliography

OS Map, Haddingtonshire, 1854. OS Map, East Lothian, 1893,

C McWilliam, LOTHIAN, (1978), p 142. T Buxbaum, SCOTTISH GARDENS BUILDINGS, (1990), p 130.

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