Listed Building

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MELVILLE CASTLE, SOUTH LODGE, INCLUDING GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALLSLB12933

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Group Category Details
100000019
Date Added
15/01/1991
Local Authority
Midlothian
Planning Authority
Midlothian
Parish
Lasswade
NGR
NT 31153 66530
Coordinates
331153, 666530

Description

Late 18th century with later alterations and additions. 2 storey, 2-bay square-plan gatelodge with brick and glazed entrance porch to front and single storey harled addition to N with further, detached garage addition to N. Coursed sandstone rubble with droved, painted ashlar dressings. Raised cills to addition.

E (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: irregular 4-bay. Modern door beyond porch at ground in bay to centre; window flanking to right. Window in each bay at 1st floor above. Window in slightly recessed harled bay to outer right.

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: window, centrally disposed, at 1st floor.

Modern glazing, out of character with the original building; regrettable modern porch with plate glass to front; grey slate near pyramidal roof; slate to addition; harled stack to apex of roof; cast- iron rainwater goods.

GATEPIERS AND QUADRANT WALLS: square-plan ashlar sandstone with square cope and simple obelisk caps; replacement wrought-iron gates. Ashlar coped sandstone rubble walls with pedestrian boarded door to left serving lodge.

Statement of Special Interest

Much altered, but important as one of the Melville Estate buildings.

A Group with Melville Castle, Chestnut House, East Lodge, Esk Cottage, Garden Cottage, Garden Farmhouse, Walled Garden and Lodge, South Driveway Bridge, Walled Garden Steading, and Willie's Temple.

References

Bibliography

Shown on RHP 2095, Surveyor: J Wilson (1790); RHP 10598/1, Surveyor:

R Drysdale (1810).

About Listed Buildings

Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

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.

Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect current legislation.

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