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19 INVERESK VILLAGE, CATHERINE LODGE WITH STABLE BLOCK, RETAINING WALLS AND GATEPIERSLB10886

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
22/01/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Inveresk
NGR
NT 34878 71986
Coordinates
334878, 671986

Description

Dated 1769. 3-storey and cellar, symmetrical 5-bay house

with early 19th century 2-storey addition to E. Orange

painted harl; painted ashlar dressings; base course and

cornice.

S ELEVATION: consoled, corniced doorway at centre; short

flight of stone steps with decorative cast-iron

balustrades; 2-leaf panelled doors. Regular fenestration

in flanking bays and to each bay in 1st and 2nd floor

(smaller at 2nd floor). Wallhead gable at centre, ashlar

coped with ashlar stack, bearing armorial panel, dated

1769 and bearing initials "AC".

EARLY 19TH CENTURY ADDITION: single bay, 2-storey,

piend-roofed addition to E elevation, slightly recessed,

with window to each floor in N and S elevations. larger

than those of main villa. Flat-roofed porch and lower

bays added later to E.

N ELEVATION: 5 symmetrical bays with short double flight

of stone steps to centre bays and simple iron railings;

stair window and 2nd floor window at centre; doors in

bays flanking centre with windows at 1st and 2nd floor

above; ground and 1st floor windows in outer bays.

W ELEVATION: blank with 2 1st floor windows at centre

and to left.

Small-pane glazing patterns in sash and case windows.

Grey slates to steep piend roof; lead flashings; swept

eaves. End wallhead gable stacks, harled.

INTERIOR: cellar windows for former E elevation apparent,

blocked by early 19th century addition. Interior

decoration largely 18th century; later 18th century

winding stone stair with decorative wrought-iron

balustrade; depressed hall archway with fluted

pilasters. Consoled corniced dining room doorcase.

Adamesque chimneypiece. Drawing room at 1st floor with

high ceiling, serving to lower ceiling-height of

nursery above.

STABLES: piend-roofed rectangular plan stable block,

sited to E of house; heavily pointed sandstone rubble

with droved ashlar dressings. Stable door with fanlight,

flanked by windows to left of W elevation; garage doors

inserted to right; 3 hayloft windows above. Blank end

elevations; blank rear with hayloft window at centre.

Grey slate piend roof. Timber stall divisions and

flagstones retained in stable.

RETAINING WALLS AND GATEPIERS: rubble retaining walls,

harl pointed at intervals and ashlar coped to S by

roadside Corniced, painted ashlar gatepiers comprised of

quoined terminations of retaining walls flanking drive

to S, surmounted with urn finials. Squared sandstone

rubble piers with block caps flanking gateway to N of

stables.

Statement of Special Interest

Dr Archibald Christie of Keith gradually purchased the

ground and cottages between 1765 and 1787, costing a

total of ?212, demolished the cottages and commissioned

the villa. His initials can be found on the armorial

above the entrance. The house is named "Catherine

Lodge" after Catherine Fergusson of Kilkerran, Ayrshire.

In 1831 Rev Dr Leslie Moddie owned the property,

succeeded by Henrietta Fergusson. In 1918 the Cowan

family took possession, and until recently the Lodge

served a residence for the head-master of Loretto

School. MacWilliam draws a parallel between the stair

balustrade at the Lodge and that at Baberton House,

Juniper Green.

References

Bibliography

NMRS plans. MLD/41/2 and MLD/42/1-4, S Tyrowicz, 1945.

G W Burnet HISTORY OF INVERESK VILLAGE p5.

Hay's New Plan, 1824.

C McWilliam LOTHIAN (1978) p267.

Dick Peddie and Mackay plans, Bin 12, Bag 2.

Alterations by J M Dick Peddie, 1920.

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