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SMEATON GATE LODGE, GATEPIERS AND SCREEN WALLSLB10921

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
31/03/1989
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Inveresk
NGR
NT 34892 69541
Coordinates
334892, 669541

Description

Mid-later 19th century gate lodge and screen walls, mid

18th century gatepiers to Smeaton House. Single storey

L-plan lodge with attic. Squared and coursed bull-faced

sandstone with ashlar margins, stone mullions to

bipartites, hoodmoulds to openings. Gabled entrance

porch in re-entrant angle; hoodmould to doorway

enclosing plaque with emblem. Tripartite to left,

bipartite to right at ground. Bipartites to attic in

gable ends. Modern dormer to attic in re-entrant

angle. Horizontal pane glazing to sash and case windows.

Grey green (Lakeland) slates, ashlar coped skews with

consoled skewputts. Ashlar coped wall adjoining lodge

and gatepiers. Diamond faced rustication and cornice to

outer piers, linked by serpentine screen wall to fluted

inner 18th century piers with ashlar bands; acanthus

scroll below cornice to gateway. Pedestrian access via

doorways in screen wall beside inner piers; ashlar

surround and keystone, large ornamental iron strap

hinges.

Statement of Special Interest

Original gates now missing.

References

Bibliography

C McWilliam, LOTHIAN (1978) p162.

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

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