Listed Building

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GULLANE, MAIN STREET, PARISH CHURCH HALLLB1363

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
07/12/1988
Local Authority
East Lothian
Planning Authority
East Lothian
Parish
Dirleton
NGR
NT 4835 8276
Coordinates
348350, 682760

Description

Sydney Mitchell, 1908. Extensive enlargement to late

19th century church by addition of massive, squat tower

and alterations to existing building. Squared and

snecked, pink sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings.

Chamfered arrises to openings.

N ELEVATION: gable of original church will tall pointed

arch, roll-moulded centre door and window bay.

Chamfered door surround with ogee detailed lintel; blind

panel above arcaded lintel. Tripartite, pointed arched,

cusped and loop traceried window above, stepped over by

string course, bearing corbel at the point. Recessed,

flat-roofed porchway flanking gable to left. Double

doorway with decoratively chamfered lintel.

S ELEVATION: advanced gable at centre and flanking

pentice roofed bays. Small tripartite depressed arched

lights in chamfered ogee surrounds centre, hexagonal

panel above with stair window.

Slit to gablehead with decorative Greek cross finial.

Single lights to aisle bays with ogee lintels. Recessed

bay to left of side chapel. Battered buttress, joining

tower to right.

E ELEVATION: 2-stage, squat tower at centre, 3 round

arched windows at ground with mouchette tracery, 3 ogee

windows above. Advanced porch to right. 2 tripartites

to recessed bays of original church to right. Plain

tripartite above doorway to aisle bay at outer left.

W ELEVATION: advanced gable of side chapel, adjoining

tower with 4-light loop traceried pointed arched window at

centre. 3 ogee windows to upper stage of tower with

ladder of corbels stepping up from left. 2 tripartites to

original church to left. Square lead-pane glazing.

Coped blocking course to tower, stepped at corners.

Slated roofs. Broached hexagonal spire. Louvred

ventilator with slated apron and pyramidal roof on ridge

of earlier church. Fine, wrought-steel crown finial to

spire. Decorative gutter heads.

INTERIOR: nothing of note to earlier church. Many-sided

barrel vault to apse. Trabeated timber ceiling to tower

with decorative. Folk Art, Scandinavian style painting to

beams and decorative details. Broad, low arches to N, E

and W tower walls. Waved chamfering to clerestory

lintels. Decorative stencilling to apse, W A Campbell.

Finely carved timber screen to side bays, Joseph

Armitage. Primitive stained glass to 4-light transept

window, 1909, dedicated to architect's father. 3-light

chancel window to his mother.

Copied rubble retaining wall with simple railings.

Statement of Special Interest

Sydney Mitchell made largest contribution to church building

fund, and gave architect's fees free of charge. E Auldjo

Jamieson almost certainly inspired Scandinavian decoration

style for interior, sometime partner of Sydney Mitchell.

References

Bibliography

Deacon's Court Minutes at SRO CH3.167/2. C McWilliam

LOTHIAN 1978 pp 227-8.

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