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DIRLETON VILLAGE, MANSE ROAD, DIRLETON HOUSE, (FORMER MANSE), INCLUDING COACH-HOUSE AND RETAINING WALLSLB1341

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
05/02/1971
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Dirleton
NGR
NT 51402 84171
Coordinates
351402, 684171

Description

Circa 1825. 2-storey, 3-bay, classically detailed house with

single storey, rear projection. Square, coursed rubble

with ashlar base course and dressings; raised margins.

12-pane glazing pattern to sash and case windows.

W ELEVATION: raised and pedimented bay at centre.

Pilastered doorpiece with deep, decorative fanlight and

panelled door. Unusual, wrought-iron lamp bracket in

wishbone form. Tripartite above. Broad pilasters to

outer angles. Moulded cornice and blocking course.

Single windows to outer bays.

E ELEVATION (rear): piend-roofed projection at ground to

right, converted to conservatory. 2 grouped 1st floor

windows at centre.

S ELEVATION: stair window at centre with blind window below

and flanking windows.

N ELEVATION: 3-bay with wide canted outer bay to left to

full-height.

Slated piend roof. Octagonal stacks grouped in sets of 3.

INTERIOR: original features retained. Simple, classical,

marble chimneypieces. Panelled window shutters and

doors. Dado rails. Decorative plasterwork. Tripartite

inner door to vestibule with fanlight.

Small coach-house to E, contemporary, with pedimented W

entrance facade and depressed arch doorways. Circular

opening to pediment.

Rubble retaining wall with squared rubble, pyramid

capped, gatepiers, linked by coped quadrant walls.

Statement of Special Interest

Originally built as manse to parish church, replacing earlier

manse, 5 Manse Road. Broad pilastered facade similar

to designs of William Smith, Haddington.

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