Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
NT 36671 69951
336671, 669951


1909. 2-storey, H-plan house, with single storey porches

filling re-entrant angles, and with Tudor details.

Harled with cream sandstone ashlar dressings. Applied

timber-framing to jettied gableheads; principal

gableheads canopied on swept cavetto corbel courses.

Stone mullions.

S ELEVATION: lean-to porch in centre recess, comprised

of original section to right with bipartite window, and

modern in-fill to left of timber boarding, doorway and

window. 2 windows to 1st storey behind, under gabled

dormerhead. 2-storey gabled bays advanced to outer

right with rectangular, 6-light, piend-roofed window

projecting at ground, and 2 bipartites at 1st floor.

Mirrored bays to outer left with tirpartite and single

window at both ground and 1st floors.

N ELEVATION: flat-roofed porch set in re-entrant angle

at centre, with dormerhead to single 1st floor window

above; gabled outer bay to right with window at ground

and doorway at 1st floor with cast-iron forestair; outer

bay to left with doorway and window at ground and 2 1st

floor windows.

E AND W ELEVATIONS: each 3-bay, with canopied, applied

timber-framed gablehead to centre bay. W elevation with

single windows at ground and 1st floor to centre and

outer right bays, and bipartite to outer left. E

elevation with modern addition at ground to outer right,

and 1st floor window above; forestair to 1st floor

doorway at centre, with window below; window to each

floor in outer left bay.

Multi-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

grey-green slates; overhanging eaves with timber

brackets and bargeboarding. Ashlar margined, harled

stacks with original cans retained. Decorative

gutterheads, dated 1910.

Statement of Special Interest

Apparently built to house the gardeners of the Carberry

estate. Currently serving as home for the elderly. Given

over to Church of Scotland by Lord Elphinstone in 1960s.

Style employed echoes that used frequently for Edwardian

villa designs, particularly by Edinburgh architects. It

is possible by Frederick MacGibbon (the son of David

MacGibbon, Thomas Ross's partner, the latter having

worked at Carberry Tower).



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