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GULLANE, SALTCOATS ROAD SALTCOATS CASTLE, VAULTED CHAMBER AND BOUNDARY WALLSLB1368

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: B
  • Date Added: 05/02/1971

Location

  • Local Authority: East Lothian
  • Planning Authority: East Lothian
  • Parish: Dirleton

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NT 48541 81877
  • Coordinates: 348541, 681877

Description

Late 16th century ruin of tower house and courtyard with

subsidiary building. Random rubble with squared rubble

dressings. Tower remains set at SE of courtyard with W

end rising 5 storeys. Round corner turrets at ground,

corbelled to square above, with segmental arch bridging

at 5th stage. Irregular openings to E elevation with

corbelled angle turret to SE angle. Large segmental

window opening at centre. Gargoyle spouts above

segmental bridging arch at W.

VAULTED CHAMBER: sited in NE corner of courtyard,

originally part of N range. Wide fireplace at E.

Probably castle kitchen.

Statement of Special Interest

Scheduled monument. An important historical site, though

not one of the most outstanding, as much of its fabric has

been plundered, for example, dated panel moved to doorway

of Market Garden House (see below), on Castle boundary.

Castle belonged to Levingtoun family. Ruinous lectern

dovecot lies to N, also listed and scheduled.

References

Bibliography

Inventory 28

C McWilliam, LOTHIAN 1978 pp 422-3

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